A TEEN killer says an ankle tag he has to wear after being freed from prison stops him partying with pals.
Lucas Makula, 19, is now suing the Home Office for damages.
Lucas Makula claims wearing a GPS monitoring tag ‘hampered opportunities to socialise with peers’[/caption]
He claims wearing the GPS monitoring tag as part of curfew conditions hampers “opportunities to socialise with his peers”.
Makula also reckons it stopped him from taking a delivery job, enrolling in educational classes and seeing his girlfriend.
He was jailed for five years in 2018 — aged 15 — for the manslaughter of an elderly man.
The case was heard in a youth court and no details of the attack by Slovakian-born yob Makula and his pals — including the name of the victim or where it happened — were reported.
But his High Court papers reveal the manslaughter conviction and sentence.
Makula was eligible for release on licence in March 2020 but was detained with a notice of deportation.
While being held at a young offender institution, he got 40 sanctions for violent behaviour — including stabbing a psychology worker with a pen and putting a hot knife on another’s arm, the High Court documents say.
He was released from immigration detention in May 2020 on bail.
Conditions include wearing an ankle tag and staying at an address in Leicester between 8pm and 8am.
In his claim for damages, his legal team says: “It is detrimental to the claimant’s mental wellbeing that he is unable to leave his premises after 8pm which deprives him of the opportunity to socialise with his peers.”
Makula says the tag has caused him considerable distress and worry and made it difficult to work or stay with his partner in Coventry.
He also claims having to charge the tag for two hours every 12 hours amounts to false imprisonment.
The Home Office, which is contesting the claim, says he breached his bail conditions 13 times and is classed as a high risk of harm and medium risk of reoffending.
Officials also say he was not available for tag equipment checks three times.
Makula is said to have ABH and GBH convictions.
Court papers also reveal that while in immigration detention, he won a claim for false imprisonment and got £18,500 compensation after it emerged he had been eligible for release on licence.