Glasgow & West Scotland

Take away fined for illegal staff

The owners of a Chinese takeaway in West Dunbartonshire could be fined up to £30,000 for employing illegal staff.

Officers from the UK Border Agency (UKBA), acting on a tip, raided the New Parkhall in Hawthorn Street, Clydebank, shortly after 1700 BST on 25 June.

After a status check, two Malaysian men and one Chinese woman were arrested for working illegally.

The UKBA said the take away owners would now be served with a civil penalty notice.

Phil Taylor, regional director of UKBA Scotland and Northern Ireland, said: "If people want to work in the UK, there are ways they can come here legitimately.

"If they decide to ignore immigration laws, we will find them and look to remove them from the country.

"Any employer who takes on a foreign national without permission to work in the UK is breaking the law, undermining law-abiding businesses and faces a big fine."

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