Eight illegal workers from Bangladesh have been arrested following a series of Home Office immigration enforcement operations in Stonehaven, Scotland, on Thursday 19th September 2013.
Immigration officers visited Tandoori Haven, Zara Brasserie and Nu Spice Indian Carryout, all on Allardyce Street. Individuals were questioned to check if they had the right to be in the UK.
At Tandoori Haven, visited at 17.30, officers arrested five men aged between 20 and 41. Two, aged 22 and 40, had overstayed their visas, a 20-year-old was working in breach of his visa conditions, a 40-year-old was a failed asylum seeker and a 41-year-old had entered the country illegally. The restaurant had to close following the visit.
At Zara, which was visited simultaneously, two men aged 41 and 43 were arrested for overstaying their visas.
Finally, officers visited Nu Spice at 6.45pm where they arrested a 39-year-old man who had overstayed his visa.
The 20-year-old arrested at Tandoori Haven was detained pending his removal from the country. The others have been placed on immigration bail, they have been given the chance to seek illegal employment elsewhere.
Sham marriage foiled
A Ghanaian man was arrested moments before he was due to take part in a suspected sham wedding in Carmarthen.
Officers attended Carmarthen register office just after 12:00 on Wednesday 18th September.
Just before the ceremony was due to begin officers stepped in, allo,allo what’s going on here then, and the 31-year-old man, who had been living at an address in London, was arrested after checks revealed he was in the country illegally.
He had been due to marry a 25-year-old British woman who was interviewed by officers and later released. What’s happened to the charge of aiding and abetting? The ‘groom’ has been detained pending his removal from the UK.
Two other Ghanaian men, aged 27 and 28, who were guests at the wedding were arrested on suspicion of overstaying their visas. Both men have been released on immigration bail never to be seen again I shouldn’t wonder.