A man who slipped past border controls into the UK despite being deported several times before boasted he would 'be back'.

Czech national Christopher David, who has been known by various aliases over the last 20 years, was arrested most recently on November 20 this year on Wigan Road, Deane.

Bolton Crown Court heard how he had last been deported in September 2015, the latest in a long series of attempts to keep him out of the country.

Prosecutor Alexander Hunter Gray said: “On arrest he made what the Crown say are a number of significant comments including ‘I’ll be back and back.’”

He added: “’It’s your government wasting money, I’ll be back, back and forth, back and forth.’”

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Mr Hunter Gray told the court how 46-year-old David had been coming into the UK illegally at various times since 2002.

Since then he said that David, who has 21 previous convictions for 41 offences, had continuous proven his presence in the country was “not conducive to the public good.”

During that time his convictions have included affray, common assault, dangerous driving, possession of crack cocaine, shoplifting and theft.

David, who looked on dressed in a black T-shirt via video link from prison in Birmingham, had last been deported in July this year only to come into the country again in September.

This time he changed his name to “Kristian David” to get new documents allowing him to travel from Prague to Manchester Airport before settling on Wigan Road.

Despite his comments on being arrested, David admitted his latest crimes when brought before the magistrates court.

He pleaded guilty to knowingly entering the UK in breach of a deportation order and secure avoidance of enforcement action by deceptive means.

Holly Nelson, defending, said that David was entitled to credit for having pleaded guilty.

She pointed out that though he had come into the country four times, at least one of those times was legal thanks to both countries membership of the European Union at the time.

Ms Nelson also said he had not relied on people smugglers and so had not helped to fund organised crime by coming to the UK in this way.

She said: “It is not that he has been on a raft across the channel or on the back of a lorry for example.”

Though she accepted his long record, she told the court that it came to “relatively low-level criminal offending.”

Ms Nelson said: “He has tried to build a life in the UK which was not shameful, as it previously had been.”

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But given his comments on arrest, District Judge Timothy Clayson said David clearly had “no remorse” for his actions.

He also pointed to his long criminal history and previous illegal entries into the country.

Addressing the defendant, Judge Clayson said: “To the officer arresting you, you indicated it was your intention to keep coming back to the United Kingdom regardless of the unlawfulness of doing so.”

Judge Clayson jailed David for a total of 16 months.