On Friday 26th October UKBA had a day out in Brighton and Hove visiting five restaurants where nine illegal workers were arrested. An Algerian male, aged 33 who had overstayed his visa was arrested at Casa Della Pizza, North Street, Brighton.
Two Bangladeshi men, a 24-year-old who was working in breach of his student visa and a 26-year-old who had over-stayed his visa were arrested at A Brasserie Fish & Grill, Waterfront, Brighton Marina.
Three Chinese men were arrested at the Sichuan Garden, Ditchling Road, Brighton, a 26-year-old and 35-year-old who had both entered the country illegally and a 23-year-old who had overstayed his visa.
Finally to round the day off, two Bangladeshi men were arrested at the Ladies Mile Tandoori, Ladies Mile Road, Brighton, a 32-year-old who had entered the country illegally and a 27-year-old who had overstayed his visa.
Those arrested are currently in immigration detention while steps are taken to remove them from the country at the earliest opportunity. At least they haven’t been given immigration bail so they can ‘scarper’ to another coastal town.
Another Papa John’s outlet caught with illegal workers
Acting on a tip off UKBA officers went to Papa John’s, West Street, Sittingbourne on Friday 26th October.
Checks were made on staff and two men from India, aged 24 and 35, were found to be in the UK illegally having failed to leave the country after their visas had expired. Both men were arrested and remain in detention pending their removal from the UK.
Papa John’s previous ‘collar’ was on Guildford Road in Lightwater, Surrey, where three men from Pakistan were arrested for immigration offences on 27th September 2012.