Six arrested in swoop on Leeds city centre restaurant

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Six suspected illegal immigrants were arrested in a raid on a Leeds city centre restaurant.

UK Border Agency officials swooped on Indian eatery Miah’s Kitchen, on York Place, on Thursday. (Jan 10)

They said checks revealed the men, aged 26 to 49 and all from Bangladesh, were working illegally.

They were arrested on suspicion of immigration offences and remain in immigration detention pending their removal from the UK.

The restaurant faces a potential fine of up to £60,000 – £10,000 per worker – unless it can prove appropriate checks were carried out.

Ian Milner, from the UK Border Agency, said: “Employers who take on illegal workers are both fuelling illegal immigration and undercutting businesses which play by the rules.

“The UK Border Agency is determined to stamp out abuse of the immigration system.

“We want the public to contact us if they have any information on businesses or people who are breaking immigration law.”

Lindsay Farquharson

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