UK opens new detention centre for children and families, 01/09/11

London NoBorders strongly condemns today's opening of a new "pre-departure accommodation centre" for children and families in Sussex.

The centre, known as "Cedars", is located in the village of Pease Pottage south of Gatwick airport, and will hold nine families for 72 hours or up to one week in "exceptional circumstances". It will be run by infamous security company G4S and "play facilities" will be provided by Barnardo's.

London NoBorders has campaigned against the centre since its inception and will continue to campaign until it is closed. We call for end to all detention and deportation.