According to The Sun, former six-time Grand Slam champion Boris Becker is spending Christmas in Germany. In April, Becker was sentenced to two and a half years in prison after being found guilty of hiding assets worth £2.5million after declaring bankruptcy.
But according to the latest reports from Britain, Becker has been granted fast-track status for foreign offenders.
Under this scheme, foreigners who commit crimes in Britain are sent to their home countries to free British prisons. “He has been placed on a program which will allow him to return home in time for Christmas,” a prison source told The Sun.
Becker should be in Germany for Christmas
“We are happy for Boris that he can be granted an early release and go to Germany, even though England has been his home for many, many years.
I’m sure it will mean a lot to him and his family to be together for Christmas,” Becker’s former spokesperson said. The fact that Becker is in Germany in time for Christmas shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, since the hypothesis had been put forward a few months ago.
“Any foreign national convicted of a crime and sentenced to imprisonment shall be subject to expeditious deportation proceedings,” a spokesman for the Home Office said.
Earlier this year, Novak Djokovic showed empathy towards his former coach Becker. Under Becker’s guidance, Djokovic enjoyed great success, with the pair winning six Grand Slams as a player/coach duo.
Asked about Becker’s situation, Djokovic said he was ‘heartbroken’ “I’m heartbroken, I mean, for him. He’s a friend, a longtime friend, a coach for three or four years, someone I consider close in my life and who has contributed a lot to my success in my career,” Djokovic said after Becker’s prison sentence.