Man to be removed from the country after immigration arrest in Potters Bar

PUBLISHED: 12:40 28 February 2018

Immigration arrests were made in Potters Bar. Picture: Potters Bar police

Immigration arrests were made in Potters Bar. Picture: Potters Bar police

Potters Bar police

A man arrested in Potters Bar is in immigration detention after entering the country illegally.

Two men were arrested on suspicion of immigration offences in Potters Bar on Friday, February 23, and were referred to the Home Office.

During a series of welfare checks, police and council officers visited businesses in Cranbourne Industrial Estate, High Street and Station Close.

They arrested an Albanian man, aged 40, who had entered the UK illegally and has been transferred to immigration detention pending his removal from the country.

The second arrest was of a man, aged 24, who has an outstanding claim with the Home Office, and has since been released.

Alongside the arrests, officers from the Potters Bar Safer Neighbourhood Team spoke to workers and employers about workers’ rights and checked on working conditions.

The multi-agency visits were supported by Hertsmere Council environmental health officers, as well as police officers from Operation Tropic, Hertfordshire Constabulary’s response to human trafficking and modern slavery, and the Eastern Region Special Operations Unit.

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