Illegal workers caught.

Posted: May 23, 2010 in British jobs for British workers


An illegal worker arrested by the UK Border Agency at a St Ives, Cambridgeshire, restaurant has been deported. The 25-year-old Malaysian woman left the UK on a flight to Malaysia on Tuesday 18 May.

The woman was one of two illegal immigrants arrested by officers during a raid on the Cherry Valley Chinese Restaurant in Bridge Street. She attempted to evade detection by fleeing through a first floor window as officers entered the restaurant, but got no further than the back garden next door before she was apprehended. A 35-year-old failed asylum seeker from China was also arrested.

The evening of Wednesday 19 May saw a successful crackdown on illegal working in the York area, with the UK Border Agency making eight arrests and issuing fines to employers worth a total of up to £90,000.

The operation, which is part of an ongoing campaign against illegal working across Yorkshire, saw officers from UK Border Agency visit three different businesses, with support from the police.

The first visit, around 17:20, was to Red Chilli Chinese Restaurant, on George Hudson Street in York. Inside officers from the UK Border Agency, found six Chinese nationals working illegally. Five males were arrested, two were failed asylum seekers and the other three were illegal immigrants. The sixth, a Chinese female, was not arrested but put on report to the UK Border Agency.

Officers then went to Costcutters on Bishopthorpe Road in York at 18:30. There they made a further arrest, this time a Pakistani male who had over stayed his visa and should have returned home.

The last call of the evening, around 21:15, was just outside York, to Golden Skewer Kebabs, 51 Micklegate, Selby. Following document checks by officers from the UK Border Agency discovered two Turkish nationals; one who had over-stayed his visa and the other had entered the UK illegally. Both were arrested.

Two Indian nationals were arrested by officers from the UK Border Agency in an intelligence led operation into illegal working supported by Port of Liverpool police.

The men were arrested at KTC Edible Oils, Rimrose Business Park, Liverpool Freeport Terminal when the officers checked immigration documents. One 29 year-old man was arrested for working in breach of his working holidaymaker visa and will be detained pending removal from the UK. The other 30 year-old man was detained pending further enquiries.

An Indian restaurant in Manchester faces a fine of £10,000 for illegally employing a Pakistani male with no legal right to work in the UK.

Yesterday evening officers from the UK Border Agency targeted the Lal Qila restaurant and takeaway in Chorley Old Road, Bolton. Officers form the UK Border Agency targeted the premises just after 15:00 and following document checks discovered a Pakistani man aged 31-year-old.

Four people appeared before Peterborough Magistrates’ Court on sham marriage charges on 19 May.

Fernando Manuel Simose Da Silva, 43, of Lincoln Road, Peterborough; Mamadu Djalo, 33, of Russell Street, Peterborough; Clifford Asikhia, 34, and Ruth Abumhere, 29, both of Gransden House, Bowditch, London, were all remanded in custody.

The four were arrested by members of the UK Border Agency’s Immigration Crime Team (East) at All Saints Church in Park Road, Peterborough, on Monday 17 May.

Da Silva, from Portugal, and Asikhia, from Nigeria, have both been charged with facilitating a breach of the UK’s immigration laws.

As well as facilitation charges Abumhere, from Nigeria, and Djalo, from Portugal, have also been charged with identity offences.

All four are due to appear at Peterborough Crown Court on 27 May.

Anyone who suspects that illegal workers are being employed should contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where anonymity can be assured.


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