Black asylum seeker who had sex with scores of women while he worked illegally at a British campsite has given at least six HIV.
Caravan salesman Everson Banda, 29, worked at a caravan park in Essex for two years and slept with 13 members of staff and a number of holidaymakers during three seasons.
It was only after immigration officials had removed him that they discovered letters in his caravan from lawyers of women who claimed he had given them HIV. They named up to five distraught lovers infected with the virus - which causes Aids - after having sex with Banda who calls himself 'Ace'.
Panic spread through the Orchards Holiday Village near Clacton-on-Sea and a staff member also tested positive - she said Banda was the only man she had slept with.
The burly African, whose own health had been failing, was removed by the immigration service on August 19. He was arrested for overstaying and thrown out after he admitted his claim that he faced imprsionment, torture or death in Zimbabwe was false. A Home Office source said that if they had known Banda had the infection before he flew home he may have faced a police investigation.
Carriers of the virus who knowingly infect sexual partners have already been convicted of assault occasioning grievous bodily harm in British courts.
It is thought Banda entered Britain six years ago on a tourist visa but overstayed. He lied about his immigration status to first land a job as a security guard at the village and then work as a saleman. Although Banda lived in a tower block in central Southend, Essex, he was given use of a site caravan, which is where he seduced many of his conquests.
He is said to have wooed girls at the campsite's pubs and bars, plying them with drink before walking them back to his berth. He was told in April last year to become a registered security guard if he wanted to continue working there.
But he could not provide a passport or visa for the post and talked bosses into appointing him as a caravan salesman, selling mobile homes priced £17,000 to £75,000. He became the lover of another salesgirl who has so far not tested positve for HIV.
Banda is believed to have infected another colleague who regularly became ill with colds and after going to her doctor was horrified to discover she was HIV positive.
His most recent girlfriend was a Polish barmaid who recently returned to her homeland unaware of his dark secret.
A source in the camp told The Sun: "In the three seasons he had been here, Banda's health had been slowly deteriorating.
"His skin had been falling off his face and scalp, and he had been losing his hair. "He started out quite muscular but in recent times he had lost a lot of weight. At the time people blamed it on stress, they said he had immigartion problems. "When the guys went into his caravan, they also found a lot of medication, tablets in silver foil wrappers.
"Perhaps he was leaving them as a sign to say what he had done and to tell his lovers they must get tested." Holidaymakers come to the popular seaside campsite form as far away as Belgium, Poland and Germany.
Home Office sources confirmed Banda had been 'removed' back to Zimbabwe after dropping a political asylum claim following his arrest for overstaying. A source said: "It wasn't until after his arrest that we became aware he was HIV positive. "This has no relevance to our handling of the case but came to light in the course of our enquiries.
"Banda claimed asylum soon after his arrest for overstaying - then dropped his claims and agreed to be removed back to Zimbabwe. "Perhaps he realised it was a good opportunity to get away from the terrible situation he had created."
An immigration service spokesman refused to comment on Banda's case saying "We do not comment on individual cases." A spokesman for The Orchards Holiday Park said: "We are now carrying out a full investigation and are in contact with the Home Office and Immigration Directorate to discover how Everson Banda was able to enter this country with forged documents and gain employment.
"This is a most unfortunate situation and we are co-operating fully with the Home office, police and any other interested parties to find out the truth of the matter."