Northern Ireland

UK Border Agency arrests two men for overstaying visas

Two men have been arrested in Counties Down and Antrim for immigration offences.

It follows searches by UK Border Agency officers at two separate houses on Tuesday.

A 45-year-old man from the Philippines was arrested on the Belfast Road, Bangor, and an Indian man, 26, at a house on Richview Street, Belfast.

Both men had overstayed their visas and were in the UK illegally.

They are currently being held in UK Border Agency detention in Larne, County Antrim, while steps are taken to return them to their home countries.

Mike Golden of the UK Border Agency, said: "Foreign nationals who are in this country illegally should be in no doubt that they will be found, arrested and removed from the UK.

"We are determined to crack down on illegal immigrants and anyone found living or working here illegally is liable to be detained and removed."