Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight Festival workers arrested in immigration probe

Immigration officers arrested six men who were found to be working illegally at the Isle of Wight Festival.

Four men, from Nigeria and Jamaica and aged between 24 and 54, were working for security firms and had overstayed their visa.

A 31-year-old Brazilian man, working on a foodstall, had breached his visa while a Filipino man, 35, also working on a foodstall, had overstayed.

Arrests were made at Seaclose Park, Newport, before festival goers arrived.

Up to 70,000 festival goers attended the music event, which was held last weekend.

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