Wirral ‘local legend’ refused indefinite leave to remain by Home Office

Nelson Shardey, 74, has lived in the UK since 1977 and ran a Merseyside newsagent for 31 years

A former shopkeeper described as a Merseyside “local legend” is pursuing a legal challenge against the Home Office after he was refused indefinite leave to remain, despite living in the UK for more than 45 years.

Nelson Shardey, 74, came to the UK from Ghana at the age of 28 on a student visa in 1977 and has lived in the country ever since. The retired newsagent, who has two sons living in the UK, has no access to public funds or pension credits after the Home Office refused to grant him indefinite leave to remain and wrongly advised him to apply for the Windrush scheme.

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