North East Wales

'Illegal' workers at Wrexham's new super-prison site

Artist impression of the "super prison" Image copyright Ministry of Justice

A number of illegal workers have been found working on the construction site of the UK's biggest prison, a court has heard.

Flintshire Magistrates' Court was told an immigration enforcement team visited the site of the £212m Berwyn Prison in Wrexham on Friday.

The details emerged during the Saturday hearing of a man from Ukraine who is accused of working illegally.

His case has been sent to Mold Crown Court at a later date.

The defendant's solicitor told the court: "It's quite ironic to say the least."

The new prison will hold about 2,000 inmates when it opens in February 2017.

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