A British Muslim teacher who was travelling to New York last week as a school party from south Wales was denied entry to the United States.

Juhel Miah was removed from plane in Reykjavik and was escorted by security personnel.

Along with a group of children and other teachers, Miah was in a plane. They were about to take off from Iceland on 16 February on their way to the United States when the incident happened.

The incident came after a US appeals court upheld a decision to suspend Donald Trump’s order that banned entry to the country from seven Muslim-majority countries.

Mia, a 25-year-old teacher from Swansea, said he was made to feel like a criminal and was so worried by what happened to him that he did not eat or sleep for two days.

“Everyone was looking at me,” he said. “As I was getting my luggage the teachers and kids were confused. I couldn’t believe this was happening. I was being escorted out. It made me feel like a criminal. I couldn’t speak, I was lost for words.”

“My phone battery was dying so I went to my suitcase, and that’s when I realised the padlock was missing. It had gone. I was so paranoid, I was scared, I didn’t sleep or eat for two days.”