National car parts company or national illegal worker employer?
Ten illegal workers have been arrested in Tamworth following a raid by UKBA officers on a national car parts company.
Acting on a tip off UKBA officers raided Euro Car Parts on the Birch Coppice Business Park, Danny Morson Way, Dordon at 08:45 on Thursday 29th September.
All of the company’s workforce was questioned and their immigration status checked.
Five men, four Indians and one Nigerian, employed by Euro Car Parts were arrested as none had permission to work in the UK.
Officers also arrested a further five men working at the site who were employed by two recruitment companies. These were an Afghan national, an Indian and a Nigerian who were on the books of Winner Recruitment and two Indian men provided by SRI SRI Ltd, whose contact address appears to be a flat at
Willow Tree Court, Crawford Avenue, Wembley. None of the men had the right to work in the UK.
Nine of the illegal workers have been detained while the tenth illegal worker has been temporarily released on immigration bail while the agency obtains emergency travel documents to remove him. Oh no he’s going to do a runner, you mark my words.
Apparently on 20th February, Staffordshire police arrested three Brazilian men for affray. The men said that they worked at Euro Car Parts’ Tamworth site. UKBA investigated the men’s immigration status and confirmed that none had permission to work in the UK. They have since been removed to Brazil.
There’s even more
While UKBA officers were carrying out the Tamworth raid, which lasted 4 hours, officers in north London carried out a simultaneous raid on Euro Car Parts Fulton Road, Wembley site.
Officers visited the Euro Car Parts depot on Fulton Road in Wembley at around 08:30 on the morning of Thursday 29th September to carry out checks on staff.
Six Indian and two Pakistani men were arrested for working in breach of their visa conditions. A Brazilian man and an Ecuadorian man were arrested for being in the country illegally after their visas had expired. A Pakistani man was arrested for entering the UK illegally.
Ten of the men were working illegally, while one, a Pakistani national, was a customer who was on the premises at the time. In the wrong place at the wrong time, collateral damage eh?
All eleven remain detained pending their removal from the UK.
Nine of the ten arrested for working illegally were staff employed by two logistics companies, Ishan Logistics (seven employees) and Map Logistics (two employees).
Remember anyone who suspects that illegal workers are being employed at a business can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 anonymously or visit the Crimestoppers website. Let’s do our bit to create job vacancies.
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