Officers take out Newent curry house in immigration sting

By Nigel Walrond   |   Sports Editor   |
Friday 9th February 2018 1:55 pm
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RAIDED: The Newent Tandoori in Broad Street was found to have three men from Bangladesh illegally working at the restaurant. ()

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HOME Office Immigration Enforcement officers arrested three Bangladeshi men

working at a Newent restaurant last week.

Officers conducted the operation at The Newent Tandoori on Broad Street, on January 24 at 6.30pm after receiving a tip-off from a member of the public.

The Newent Tandoori was served a referral notice in relation to the illegal workers.

The notice warns that a financial penalty of up to £20,000 per illegal worker found will be imposed unless the employer can demonstrate that appropriate right-to-work document checks were carried out.

Employers responsible for carrying out document checks on all staff such as seeing an employee’s passport or Home Office document confirming permission to work in the UK.

If proof is not provided, the Newent business could face a potential fine of £60,000. I

Immigration checks identified a 34-year-old man who had overstayed his student visa and a 37-year-old man who had overstayed his work visa.

A 45-year-old man was found to have entered the UK illegally.

All three are now in immigration detention pending their removal from the UK.

People with information about suspected immigration abuse can contact or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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