Arrests after immigration raids on Weymouth restaurants

Four suspected illegal immigrants have been arrested while working in two restaurants in a seaside town.

Border agency officers raided Khazana Indian Restaurant on Tuesday and a 35-year-old Bangladeshi man was arrested and taken for questioning.

Officers then moved on to Mayflower restaurant where two Chinese men, aged 31 and 33, and a 26-year-old Malaysian woman were arrested.

They all face being deported if they cannot prove their immigration status.

While at the Mayflower restaurant a 27-year-old Chinese man who was identified as a failed asylum seeker was also taken for questioning.

Kenny Chapman, who heads the UK Border Agency's immigration team for south west England said more raids were planned.

"By law, employers must check that their staff have the right to work in the UK and we are happy to provide help for people who want to play by the rules," he said.

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