Illegal worker arrested

PUBLISHED: 17:00 06 April 2011 | UPDATED: 10:55 07 April 2011

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AN ILLEGAL worker was found at a Pill restaurant during a raid by the UK Border Agency.

Acting on information they had received, officers raided World of Spice in Pill Street on March 24.

Following immigration checks, a Bangladeshy waiter was found to have stayed in the country illegally after his visa expired.

He was arrested and later released on immigration bail, which means he must report weekly to a police station while his deportation is arranged.

The restaurant owners face a civil penalty of up to £10,000 unless they can prove they carried out correct pre-employment checks on the man.

UK Border Agency regional director for the South West Jane Farleigh said: “People who are here illegally and the businesses that employ them have nowhere to hide.”

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