Nottingham

Illegal workers found in Nottingham nail bar

New York Nails
Image caption The business was issued with an on-the-spot penalty notice

Three failed asylum seekers have been caught working illegally at a nail bar in Nottingham by UK border officials.

The UK Border Agency said it visited New York Nails in Upper Parliament Street after a tip-off.

Three Vietnamese nationals were found to be working with no right to employment in the UK.

Two women, aged 22 and 47, and a man aged 21 were released on immigration bail while the agency takes steps to remove them from the country.

Warning to employers

The business was issued with an on-the-spot penalty notice for employing illegal workers and may now face a fine of up to £30,000.

The company will have the chance to prove whether it carried out the necessary right-to-work checks.

Companies who fail to carry out the required checks face fines of up to £10,000 per worker.

Phil Dyer, UK Border Agency East Midlands assistant director, said: "Those who employ foreign nationals who do not have the right to work in the UK will be visited and have enforcement action taken.

"Anyone in Nottinghamshire who takes on a foreign national without permission to work is breaking the law and undermining law-abiding businesses.

"Rogue employers should be warned that they face heavy fines and could end up in jail."

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