Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Hampshire nursing home illegal immigrants deported

Linford Park Nursing Home
Image caption A number of frail and vulnerable residents moved out after the raid

Nine illegal immigrants arrested during a police and UK border raid at a care home in Hampshire have been deported.

A total of 13 suspected illegal workers were held at Linford Park Nursing Home in Ringwood in July after concerns over a resident's care.

Nine were deported between 3 and 14 August while two remain in detention. The other two were released on immigration bail.

Three staff members were also arrested on suspicion of neglect and bailed.

The nine removed illegal workers were made up of six Filipinos, two Ghanaians and one Malawian national.

An inspection was carried out by the Care Quality Commission in February which rated the nursing home as "adequate".

A number of frail and vulnerable residents moved out after the raid.

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