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Illegal workers in Henley-on-Thames arrested in raids

Two illegal workers have been arrested following raids on businesses at Henley-on-Thames in Oxfordshire.

On 23 August officers from the UK Border Agency (UKBA) visited Henley Nails and Brows and Loch Fyne, both on the Market Place in the town.

At Henley Nails and Brows, a 20-year-old Vietnamese man was arrested for entering the UK illegally.

While at Loch Fyne, a Brazilian man, 21, using counterfeit Portuguese identity documents was arrested.

The UKBA said Henley Nails and Brows could now face a fine of up to £10,000 unless it could prove the correct right-to-work checks were carried out on the man.

Henley Nails and Brows declined to comment.

A spokesman for the Loch Fyne resturant said: "We were able to present the UKBA with copies of all the documents we are required to have on file to prove our employees right to work in the UK.

"Despite all our best efforts one of these documents has been revealed by the UKBA as an extremely convincing forgery.

"We will continue to work with the UKBA and seek their advice to prevent something like this happening again."

Both individuals are now in detention pending their deportation.

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