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Two men have been arrested on suspicion of over staying their visas, following raids at take-aways in Northampton and Brackley yesterday.


Acting on intelligence, Home Office Immigration Enforcement officers raided Freddy’s, in Weedon Road, St James, at around 3.30pm.

Following checks, officers found one member of staff was working in breach of his entry conditions.

The 26-year-old, from Pakistan, was “detained pending his removal from the UK”.

Officers then raided Faz’s Indian Takeaway Restaurant, in Market Place, Brackley, shortly after 7.30pm.

A 24-year-old, from Bangladesh, was found to have overstayed his visa.

A Home Office official said: “He has been released on immigration bail while work to remove him from the country is carried out.

“Both businesses now face potential fines of up to £10,000 for each of the illegal workers unless they can demonstrate that appropriate pre-employment checks were carried out such as seeing a passport or Home Office document.”

Chinua Brown, from Home Office Immigration Enforcement, said: “Operations like this are carried out across the UK every day as we continue to target illegal immigration and illegal working.

“I hope it sends out a message to those who are here illegally and those who would employ them. Businesses must carry out the correct checks on staff or they could end up with a heavy fine.”

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