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'Mind cult' family are sent back to U.S.

Title: 'Mind cult' family are sent back to U.S.
Date: Monday, 29 July 1968
Publisher: Daily Mail (UK)
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TWO American Scientology students were held at London Airport for almost five hours yesterday before being refused admission to Britain.

Mr Donald Hill and his wife, June, arrived aboard a TWA Boeing jet from Washington with their two children.

They were on their way to the Hubbard School of Scientology at East Grinstead, Sussex.


They were met by immigration men and taken to a detention room where they were looked after by a Securicor guard.

The family were brought refreshments while their case was considered. Then they were told they would be sent back to America.

Their luggage was loaded on to another Boeing jet. They were escorted aboard for the journey back to Washington.

The Hills are thought to be the first Scientology students to be turned away from Britain following Health Minister Mr Kenneth Robinson's announcement of a clamp-down on the cult.

[Picture / Caption: A Securicor guard escorts the Hill family aboard the waiting airliner for America]