Two men arrested after Welwyn restaurant raid

PUBLISHED: 15:51 26 July 2013 | UPDATED: 15:55 26 July 2013

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TWO illegal immigrants have been arrested after a raid at a Welwyn restaurant yesterday (Thursday).

At about 7.45pm officers from the Home Office Immigration Force raided Sagar Tandoori on High Street.

They found two Bangladeshi men, believed to be members of staff, aged 25 and 30 who were arrested for working in breach of their visa conditions.

The duo have been taken into immigration detention and face deportation from the UK.

The restaurant now faces a potential fine of up to £10,000 for each of the illegal workers unless it can demonstrate that appropriate pre-employment checks were carried out.

Debra Johnson, from Home Office Immigration Enforcement, said: “Operations like this are carried out across the UK every day as we continue our work to track down and remove from the country those who seek to abuse our immigration laws.

“The public can be a huge help and I urge people with information about suspected immigration offenders to get in touch.”

Anyone with information about immigration crime can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 anonymously or visit http://www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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