♫Eight people illegally working-♫
have been arrested on suspicion of immigration offences following a series of in raids in Preston, Lancashire.
UK Border Agency targeted two businesses in Preston on Thursday 6th December where they carried out checks on staff to see if they were legally entitled to work in the UK.
♪three at Chester Chicken and Pizza on Moor Lane♫ –
a Nigerian man, aged 38, and two Indian men aged 27 and 30 who had all overstayed their visas and were subsequently arrested. As a result of this visit officers also visited a residential address in Georges Road, Preston where three more Indian men aged between 29 and 32 were found and arrested on suspicion of overstaying their visas
♫Two in the Hungry Eyes♪-
on New Hall Lane was also visited and two Indian men aged 25 and 27. Both were arrested after it was discovered that they had overstayed their visas.
♪In Reading four people have been arrested♫-
Border Agency officers visited the premises of Autocraft Ltd on Boulton Road at around 10:45 on Thursday 6th December, where they carried out checks on staff to see if they had the right to work in the UK. They arrested four people at the address.
A 23-year-old Pakistani man was arrested for working in breach of his visa and a 21-year-old Afghan man was arrested for entering the UK illegally. Both were employed by Lucky Hand Car Wash. A 41-year-old Pakistani man, who was working as a car washer for Noorani Autoz Ltd, was arrested for overstaying his visa.
was a 43-year-old man from St Lucia who was on the premises but wasn’t working. He was in the UK illegally having overstayed his visa. All 4 were detained pending their removal from the UK.
♪Illegals workers were also found in Folkestone and Dymchurch, Kent-♫
at the Tandoori Hut, Dymchurch, on Friday, December 7th, a 48-year-old man from Bangladesh who had overstayed his visa. On the same night checks at Bengal Spice in Canterbury Road, Folkestone, found
two men, also from Bangladesh, who had not left the UK once their visas had expired. All three are now in immigration detention centres pending their removal to their home countries.
♫and a sham marriage conviction finale♪
A Glasgow man was sentenced to 6 months in jail on Monday 10th December, suspended for 2 years at Belfast Crown Court for attempting to arrange a sham marriage. “A Glasgow man” notice that, straight away it implies that the man was a sweaty sock (Scot) but in fact he was some sort of Asian. Why do the media do that?
Anyway the sentence is the result of an investigation by Border Agency officers who stopped a wedding at Belfast City Hall on 15th August 2011. Well over a year ago eh, how slow is that.
Asif Nasair 40, a taxi driver who also has business interests in Athlone, in the Republic of Ireland, admitted arranging the marriage in an attempt to help the groom evade UK immigration rules. Nasair refused to answer questions about his involvement when arrested but at trial last month he pleaded guilty to assisting unlawful immigration (Facilitation).
Nasair acted as best man and witness at the ceremony and was arrested along with the wanna-be bride and groom, a 23-year-old Slovakian woman Veronika Dzurikova and Kashif Ali also 23, a Pakistani national.
Ali entered the UK in 2010 on a student visa but had made no attempt to study and was living in Glasgow and working in the UK illegally. One of those 100,000s of so called students let into the UK to supposedly study but who never do. He said during questioning that he had lived with Miss Dzurikova in Glasgow for 4 months and that they had all travelled from there the day before the wedding. He also admitted that his intention in marrying was to avoid being sent back to Pakistan.
He was found guilty at his trial at Belfast Crown Court on 2nd March 2012 on two counts of obtaining and attempting to obtain leave to remain in the UK by deception and was sentenced to 14 months in jail. He has since been deported from the UK.
Dzurikova admitted that she had supplied signed documents to Ali that were used in arranging the marriage but stated that she had never been to nor lived in Glasgow. She was found guilty of assisting unlawful immigration at her trial at Belfast Crown Court on 20th April this year and sentenced to 8 months in jail, suspended for 3 years.
Suspended sentencing what is the point of that. All that time, all that taxpayer money in court costs so they can walk free.