“Alois Dvorzac an 84-year-old Canadian man has died after becoming ill at Harmondsworth IRC. He was said to be "extremely distressed" before being rushed to hospital on Sunday 10th February. He died later that day in hospital after suffering a suspected heart attack.
The United Kingdom Borders Agency refused to confirm or deny the death and would not say why Dvorzac was in detention. The Canadian high commission in London said they were aware of reports of a Canadian who was detained in London and had since died. A spokeswoman said the high commissioner in London was in contact with the local authorities. She added: "Due to the Privacy Act, no additional information can be released at this time." It was a "sad case", she said. The centre is managed by the private company GEO on behalf of UKBA. It is the largest immigration detention centre in Europe. "
Read more: Eric Allison, guardian.co.uk, 19/02/13