Ten immigration offenders have been arrested following raids in Sussex.
Home Office immigration enforcement officers visited three businesses on Thursday 9th May. They arrested three Indian nationals working at Nisa Convenience Store, Hyde Square, Upper Beeding, which was visited at 13.35. Two men aged 28 were found to be working in breach of their visa conditions and a 24-year-old man had overstayed his visa. Officers also arrested a 23-year-old Indian woman on suspicion of immigration offences, although she was not encountered working.
Officers then visited Rajkumar, Springfield Road, Horsham, at about 18:15 where they arrested six male illegal workers. A 37-year-old Indian and four Bangladeshis aged between 43 and 56 were all found to have overstayed their visas. A 34-year-old Bangladeshi was arrested on suspicion of immigration offences.
Officers also visited K&A Enterprises, South Road, Haywards Heath, at about 11.40 where a 42-year-old Sri Lankan man was found to be working illegally. He was not arrested but dismissed from employment. He will now report to the Home Office.
Eight men have been have been arrested in Lancashire following a series of Home Office Immigration Enforcement operations.
Officers visited BBQ Place, Deepdale Road and Charcoal Hut in New Hall Lane, Preston at about 21:00 on Thursday 9th May 2013. Checks on the immigration status of staff at BBQ Place revealed that two Afghani men aged 26 and 28 had entered the country illegally. Both were subsequently arrested.
At Charcoal Hut a Pakistani man, aged 33, was also found working illegally and arrested.
Later that evening officers visited an address on Alton Street, Blackburn, and arrested five Indian men aged between 28 and 39 who had all over-stayed their visas. All eight men are all currently detained pending their removal from the country.
On Thursday 9th May 2013 officers assisted by the PSNI visited two takeaways in Enniskillen to check the immigration status of those working there. At the Hong Kong takeaway on Belmore Street they arrested three Chinese men aged 25, 34 and 47 along with a 34-year-old Chinese woman after it was discovered that they were working illegally.
On the same evening at the China City takeaway on Forthill Street, Enniskillen two Chinese men aged 27and 43 were also arrested for working illegally.
Also on Thursday, enforcement officers, supported by the PSNI, arrested a 30-year-old Algerian man flying from Belfast International Airport to London and a 55-year-old Nigerian man flying from Belfast City Airport to Manchester after checking their immigration status and discovering that they were each in the country illegally.
All those arrested are being held in Home Office detention in Larne House, Larne while steps are taken to remove them to their home countries.
FIVE and a bit
Five people have been arrested following a Home Office Immigration Enforcement crackdown on illegal working in Slough. Immigration officers, supported by Thames Valley Police, visited a series of businesses on Thursday 9th May 2013 where they carried out immigration checks on staff working there.
At around 12.30 they carried out simultaneous operations at the Exotic Karahi restaurant and Exotic Superstore on Farnham Road. At the restaurant a 28-year-old Indian member of staff was arrested for overstaying his visa. He was detained pending his removal from the UK.
At the superstore no members of staff were arrested, but a 29-year-old man from Pakistan was detained for entering the UK illegally.
Officers then moved on to the Chalvey Supermarket on Alexandra Plaza.
There, three people were arrested, a 25-year-old man from Pakistan who had entered the UK illegally, and men from India (aged 44) and Pakistan (37) who had both over-stayed their visas. All three were detained pending their removal from the UK.
A woman from Pakistan was also found to be working their illegally, however she wasn’t arrested as she had an outstanding application with the Home Office.
Five Pakistani men have been have been arrested at a Manchester cash and carry following a visit by officers to Kaka Cash and Carry, Unit 22, Severnside Trading Estate, Textilose Road, Trafford Park in Manchester this morning (Thursday 9 May 2013).
Checks on the immigration status of staff revealed the five men, aged between 23 and 48, had overstayed their visas and did not have the right to work in the UK. They have all been arrested and are currently detained pending their removal from the country.