Northern Ireland

Man arrested in restaurant immigration raid

A man has been arrested after a raid on a restaurant in Ballymena over his right to work in the UK.

Officers visited the New Manley chinese restaurant on Springwell Street on Wednesday.

A Chinese man was arrested for immigration offences and is due to be deported.

If the restaurant owners did not carry out thorough checks on his right to work they could face a fine of up to £10,000.

The raid was part of a UK-wide operation to combat illegal immigration ordered by the government.

Damian Green, the Immigration Minister, said:"We are determined to create a hostile environment which makes it harder than ever for illegal immigrants to come to the UK and put down roots. "

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