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Employers: Illegal Worker arrested in Aylesbury immigration raid

01 May 2013

An illegal worker has been arrested and a restaurant is facing a fine following an immigration raid in Aylesbury.

Acting on intelligence, our Home Office Immigration Enforcement officers visited Roosters Piri Piri on Cambridge Street at around 14:30 on Tuesday 30 April, where they carried out immigration checks on staff working there.

A 21-year-old Pakistani man was arrested after he was found to have overstayed his visa. He has been detained pending his removal from the UK.

The restaurant will have to ... provide proof to the Home Office that the correct right-to-work checks were carried out on the man or they will be fined up to £10,000 for employing him.

James Masters, chief immigration officer, Thames Valley Immigration Enforcement team, Home Office, said:

'Our officers are out almost every day carrying out these kinds of operations, and where we find someone who is in the UK illegally we will seek to remove them.

'I also hope this operation sends out a message to businesses - you must carry out the correct checks on your staff or you could end up with a heavy fine.'

Employers unsure of the steps they need to take to avoid employing illegal workers can visit our Preventing illegal working pages, or they can call the agency's employers helpline on 0300 123 4699.

Anyone with information about immigration offenders can report crime on this website, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.