Illegal immigrants arrested

13.11.07 - 10.55am - THREE Bangladeshi men have been arrested at an Indian restaurant in Weston after immigration officers carried out an operation targeting illegal working.

THREE Bangladeshi men have been arrested at an Indian restaurant in Weston after immigration officers carried out an operation targeting illegal working.

A team from the Border and Immigration Agency surrounded The Curry Cottage on Bridgwater Road, Bleadon, on Friday.

The documents of staff were checked and three Bangladeshi men aged, 25, 34 and 40, were arrested and taken to Weston and Staple Hill police stations for questioning.

The agency is taking steps to remove all three from the UK as soon as possible.


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The owner of The Curry Cottage received a warning for employing illegal workers.

Jane Farleigh, the Border and Immigration Agency's Regional Director for Wales and the South West, said officers were cracking down on people working illegally and the businesses which employ them.

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She said: "This successful operation shows that illegal working is being tackled wherever we find it across the South West and we would welcome information from the public bringing any potential cases to our attention."

Anyone who suspects that illegal workers are being employed at a business can contact the Border and Immigration Agency in the South West on 01275 841500.

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