Twenty three illegal workers caught.

Posted: November 12, 2009 in British jobs for British workers

Suspected illegal workers hid in cardboard boxes during a raid at a clothing factory.

IlieOthers ran off and had to be cornered on the roof of the six-storey Manchester warehouse. They tried to escape when Border Agency officers and police burst into Majid House on Devonshire Street North, Ardwick.

Out of 65 people in the building, 21 men and two women from Afghanistan and Pakistan were arrested on suspicion of working illegally in the country. Border officials have been investigating the warehouse for months. they said the raid followed intelligence about some of the 20 businesses inside, mostly clothing producers working for wholesalers.

Majid House was at the centre of a ‘slave labour’ storm earlier this year after an undercover investigation into one of the firms inside, TNs Knitwear, which supplies high street giant Primark. None of the workers arrested yesterday were from TNS Knitwear.


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