THE father of a dangerous driver says he feels ‘sick to his stomach’ after his son was deported to Jamaica alongside a murderer and rapists.

Chevon Brown from Oxford was one of 29 convicts loaded onto a Home Office plane bound for the Caribbean island on Wednesday, having been told they had no right to remain in the UK.

The 23-year-old, who has lived all over Oxford since arriving in the UK aged 14, served eight months in prison after leading police on a high-speed chase through Cowley and Blackbird Leys.

His father Vance Brown, who lives in Cutteslowe, said: “Chevon’s crimes were not serious, how can he be placed among rapists and murderers? It makes me sick to my stomach.

“He went to sign off when he was released [from prison] and then was detained."

His son’s offence occurred in December 2016 while he was a learner driver, then living in Jericho.

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At his sentencing last year Oxford Crown Court heard how Mr Brown, a former Wheatley Park School pupil, drove a Jaguar on the wrong side of the road, through red lights and across front gardens, reaching speeds of more than 100mph.

He pleaded guilty to dangerous driving and driving without insurance.

His dad, a 48-year-old business owner, admitted his son had gone 'off the rails' after being placed in care at 16.

The father-of-four moved to Oxford about 20 years ago from Discovery Bay in Jamaica, and later filed for his sons to join him.

He said the care system ‘played a big part in [Chevon's] downfall’, adding: "He wasn’t listening to me and just walked out one day.

“The care system didn’t look after him and keep him on the right track like I would have done.

“Being in care is what messed up my child’s brain. Him being deported is not justified because it’s the system that moulded him into the man they claim he is.”

He said he tried to stop social services taking him into care but was threatened with police action.

The pair got back in touch when the Home Office informed Mr Brown of his impending deportation.

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On Tuesday home secretary Sajid Javid said all passengers were ‘foreign national offenders’ who had committed ‘very serious crimes’.

Mr Brown branded that statement ‘misleading’.

The Home Office has defended its decision to deport the group.

A spokesperson said: “On February 6, 29 serious foreign criminals were flown to Jamaica on a chartered flight.

“The total combined sentence of their crimes is over 150 years imprisonment.

“The law requires that we seek to deport foreign nationals who abuse our hospitality by committing crimes in the UK. This ensures we keep the public safe.”

Four of the passengers had been convicted of a sex offence such as rape, six of a violent crime, one of murder, another for attempted murder, one of robbery, three for firearm and weapon offences, and 14 of drugs offences.

Some others who were scheduled to be deported on the same flight received a last-minute reprieve after their lawyers intervened.

Campaigners criticised the government’s decision to deport before the publication of a ‘lessons learned’ review, following the Windrush scandal.

The scandal emerged last year and revealed that long-term UK residents, many who migrated from Caribbean countries, were wrongly denied services, detained or deported despite living legally in the country for decades.