Illegal workers at WGC restaurant

PUBLISHED: 13:40 13 June 2008 | UPDATED: 22:20 26 October 2009

THREE illegal workers were found by immigration officers at an Indian restaurant. Acting on intelligence, immigration officers surrounded the Pavillion Restaurant in WGC town centre. Before identity checks could be carried out, two workers fled the

THREE illegal workers were found by immigration officers at an Indian restaurant.

Acting on intelligence, immigration officers surrounded the Pavillion Restaurant in WGC town centre.

Before identity checks could be carried out, two workers fled the Wigmores North restaurant while another attempted to hide on the roof.

Immigration officers tracked down and apprehended all three men.

They were found to be Bangladeshi nationals, aged 27, 29 and 40, who had entered the UK illegally.

Steps are being taken to remove all of the immigration offenders from the UK as soon as possible.

The owner of the restaurant was issued with an on-the-spot penalty notice for employing illegal workers.

He now faces a fine of up to £10,000 per employee unless he can prove that the correct checks were carried out to employ the workers legally.

Immigration officer Debra Knox said: "We will continue to crack down on illegal workers and rogue employers across Hertfordshire and Essex.

"Anyone found to be working illegally should know that we will seek to remove them from the country.

"Our message to employers who do not take this issue seriously is simple - if you employ illegal workers you could be named and shamed, face criminal charges and a hefty fine."

Employers unsure of the steps they need to take to avoid employing illegal workers should call 0845 010 6677.

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