Shropshire

Illegal immigrants arrested at Telford car wash firm

Three illegal immigrants have been arrested while working in a car wash in Shropshire.

The Iraqis were arrested on the site of another firm, Enterprise Garage Car Sales, in Telford, which was raided by UK Border Agency officers on Tuesday.

Two of the men were failed asylum seekers and are being deported.

The third man was waiting for the Home Office to process his application. He has been told to report regularly to the border agency.

Their employer, a man from Wolverhampton, has been served with a civil penalty notice making him liable for a fine of up to £30,000 unless he can prove he carried out the correct employment checks.

The agency said Enterprise Garage Car Sales had no responsibility for the car washing business on its site and had co-operated fully with the agency.

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