Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

It Is Not Looking Good for the 'Hot Felon's' UK Career

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

It Is Not Looking Good for the 'Hot Felon's' UK Career

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Byline: STATESIDE With US Editor Christopher Bucktin

THE "world's hottest criminal" was this week deported from the UK after being refused entry by border officials in London.

Con-turned-model Jeremy Meeks was sent packing back to New York eight hours after he arrived at Heathrow Airport ahead of a number of fashion shoots.

The 33-year-old, known as the 'hot felon', found fame after his smouldering arrest mugshot went viral. Before becoming the new darling of the catwalk, he was, however, better known to police cameras than those wielded by Vogue and GQ's snappers.

He was charged in 2002 with robbery and corporal injury to a child. Meeks allegedly jumped a 16-year-old and beat him to a pulp. He copped a plea and was sentenced to two years in a California prison.

According to documents, Meeks admitted during the case he was affiliated with a criminal street gang, which is a crime in California. Court documents say he was a Northside Gangster Crip. …

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