Three arrests in Hull illegal worker raids

Three men have been arrested in an operation targeting illegal workers in Hull restaurants.

The UK Border Agency raided restaurants where it was suspected they were using illegal workers.

Two Bangladeshi men were arrested at the Bengal Lounge on Princess Avenue and a Chinese man was arrested at The Great Wall on Newstead Street.

Two men have been detained for deportation. The restaurants were fined £10,000 for each illegal worker.

'Taking jobs'

A 31-year-old Bangladeshi man was detained for deportation after his visa was found to have expired.

A 22-year-old was arrested for not having permission to work and released on bail.

The Chinese man, 30, suspected of entering the UK illegally was arrested and detained while plans are made to send him home.

Alison Hardie, from the UK Border Agency said: "It is vital for businesses taking on foreign staff to ensure that they have permission to work.

"Employers who ignore their responsibilities and do not make the necessary checks are taking jobs away from those entitled to work and face serious financial penalties."

In 2010 more than 1,350 people were returned to their home countries from across Yorkshire and the Humber region for working illegally.

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