Four arrested in Cornwall immigration raids

Five people who had been living or working illegally have been caught in Cornwall during raids by immigration officials, the UK Border Agency said.

A 26-year-old Vietnamese man was arrested at a retail store in Truro.

Three Bangladeshi men were arrested, and another bailed pending completion of outstanding immigration papers.

The men were found in restaurants and nearby premises in Camborne and Redruth. The four arrested are to be deported, the agency said.

The raids happened on Tuesday between 16:30 and 19:00 BST.

Officials said the Vietnamese man and one of the men arrested in Camborne had entered the UK illegally.

They said the other man arrested in the town had an expired visa.

One of the men in Redruth had been working illegally and the other man's immigration application was being dealt with, officials added.

All three businesses were facing fines of up to £10,000 for each illegal worker, the UK Border Agency said.

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