Two thirds of workers were illegals

Posted: August 5, 2011 in Law & Disorder

IlieSix illegal workers from Bangladesh have been caught at a Newton Abbot restaurant following a raid by the UK Border Agency.

Officers visited Saffron, on Queen Street, at 17:00 on Friday 29 July.

After immigration checks were carried out, it was found that six of the nine staff on site had no legal right to work in the UK.

A 22-year-old man was found to have entered the UK illegally, while the other five men aged 25, 27, 29, 30 and 32 had stayed in the country illegally after their visas expired.

The six were arrested and taken to Torquay police station for further questioning. Five are being transferred to immigration detention pending their deportation.

The 32-year-old was released on immigration bail and must report weekly to a police station while arrangements are made for his removal, yeah right that’s if he’s still about when the arrangements have been me made.

The restaurant was closed when officers left because only three staff members were left on site.

While six illegals are caught working another six try to get into the UK as replacements, a never ending conveyer belt of illegal immigrants.

IlieSix wanna-be illegal immigrants have been prevented from entering the UK after UK Border Agency officers found them hiding inside a lorry load of wheelie bins heading for Dover.

The six which were four men and two women from Vietnam, were found in a Polish registered lorry at Calais port in the early hours of 21 July. Wheelie bins from Poland, why can’t we produce our own.

Officers noticed the trailer’s security cord had been tampered with and they used sniffer dog Jake to search the vehicle.

The stowaways were handed over to the French border police and the vehicle was allowed to continue onto its destination in Dover.

A grandmother who allowed illegal immigrants to stay in the country by falsely signing passport documents has escaped a jail term.

Lynette Timms, from Thornton Heath, signed 29 passport applications, mostly for people she did not know and who would have had no right to stay in this country.

The 46-year-old was found guilty at Croydon Crown Court, having denied seven charges of making untrue statements.

But she was spared jail at her sentencing hearing on Friday, so she could be allowed time to look after her grandchildren. Isn’t that what the parents are for.

The court heard how Timms’ signature was used as a character reference in which she claimed to have known the applicants for up to five years.

Many of the bogus references used local addresses, including Melrose Avenue, Norbury and Birchanger Road, South Norwood.

Judge Simon Pratt told her: “You will never know how close you have come to starting a significant prison sentence today. You have a number of ailments which would make prison more difficult to endure and you have to care for your grandchildren.” Pratt by name pratt by nature springs to mind.

The judge imposed a 12-month jail sentence, suspended for two years. Timms will also be electronically tagged and be subject to a four-month curfew, from 10pm to 6am.

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