Man arrested in immigration raid at Forest Gate butchers
PUBLISHED: 18:58 08 November 2017 | UPDATED: 09:52 09 November 2017
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.”