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Man arrested in immigration raid at Forest Gate butchers

PUBLISHED: 18:58 08 November 2017 | UPDATED: 09:52 09 November 2017

MK Bros halal butchers in Woodgrange Road, Forest Gate. Picture: Google

MK Bros halal butchers in Woodgrange Road, Forest Gate. Picture: Google

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A man has been arrested during an immigration raid at a Forest Gate butchers.

Officers visited MK Brothers in Woodgrange Road at about 1pm.

They escorted a 46-year-old Bangladeshi man from the premises, who was found to have entered the country illegally.

He was “ordered to report to Immigration Enforcement regularly while his case is progressed,” a Home Office spokeswoman said.

Officers were “acting on intelligence,” she added.

The butchers was served a referral notice threatening a fine of up to £20,000 unless the employers prove all appropriate right-to-work checks were carried out.

“He’s not entered the country illegally; he’s got an ongoing asylum case,” said the owner of MK Brothers, who withheld his name.

“[With] someone’s who’s got an ex-wife in the country and a child, you presume they’re a legal guy.

“I just took him on today as a casual worker. It’s just my bad luck.”

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