Local man has recently been denied of a UK Citizenship despite living in the country for 20 years

Deon Byworth, from York, has recently been denied of a UK Citizenship, and could possibly face being deported back to Cape Town after living and working in the country since 1999.

Wife Amanda Byworth has set up a petition under change.org urging people to sign.

After facing some finical difficulties back in 2011, she fears this may be the reason why.

Amanda said, “He is a much loved member of the community. Putting gigs on at our local pub, DJing for hundreds of weddings and engagements, and he has a show on our local radio station.”

She added, “Please sign this petition so our amazing husband and dad can be granted a British Citizenship, thank you.”

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