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Windrush citizen finally granted British passport

PICTURED: Rolston Knight (Photo credit: ITV News Central)

ROLSTON Knight, a man living in Leicester who has struggled to obtain a British passport during the Windrush scandal, has finally received one.

Knight moved to the UK from the Dutch Caribbean Island of Curacao in 1960 as a child, and has lived in Leicester for more than 50 years.

According to Leicester Live Rolston was given a British passport in 1974 at age 16, and all was well until he tried to renew it in 2011 so he could apply for jobs. He was unable to get a passport because he didn't have a birth certificate.

The Home Office refused his application telling him it did ‘not appear’ he was a British citizen.

Knight's story came to light alongside many other citizens of the Windrush Generation who found their citizenship questioned despite having lived here for decades.

His plight was taken up by Leicester South MP Jon Ashworth’s office who have guided him through the process of applying for citizenship and his passport.

Since going public with his story he has received a new British passport, and things are looking up for Knight who just started his first job let week. He says: "I applied for a job two weeks ago and luckily I got it! It was the first real job I've applied for in three years so I was very happy."

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