A failed asylum seeker and his 11-year-old daughter are demanding they must not be deported to France - because she would be banned from wearing the burka.

The Muslim father, 42, says removing them from the UK and forcing them to live across the Channel would amount to a breach of her religious rights.

France banned women from wearing the burka - the full body covering - and the niqab or face veil in public three years ago.

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