Search

Eleven arrested in Beckton immigration raid

15:41 27 January 2014

The factory was raided last week

The factory was raided last week

Archant

Employing illegal workers has landed a Beckton factory with a potential fine of up to £110,000.

Immigration officers, acting on intelligence, visited Europrint Finishers in Hornet Way last week to question individuals about their right to work in the UK.

Eleven Indian nationals were arrested, including two men aged 30 and 39 who were in breach of their visa conditions.

A further eight men, aged between 29 and 37, and a woman aged 32, were found to have overstayed their visas.

Five of the arrested were transferred to an immigration detention centre while the remainder were released on bail.

Unless the business can prove that the correct right-to-work checks were carried out, a penalty of up to £10,000 per illegal worker will be imposed.

Sue Blackwood, from the East London Home Office Immigration Enforcement team, said: “This was a large operation which resulted in a number of arrests.

“It is a stark warning to businesses which either deliberately employ people with no right to work or fail to carry out the legally required checks on their staff.

“We will catch up with you and you should expect to face heavy financial penalties.”

Anyone with information about suspected immigration abuse can contact http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/aboutus/contact/report-crime/ or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

0 comments

Latest News Stories

Brenda Lawley selling poppies  in Morrisons Stratford (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

Step into a station, supermarket or shopping centre in the two weeks leading up to Remembrance Day and chances are you’ll come across a poppy seller.

A computer-generated image of the phase two development from Barking Road

Months before its completion, the second phase of a major housing development has sold all of its homes.

Planned engineering work could affect your journey this weekend.

There is a relatively minor programme of planned closures on the Tube and Overground network this weekend - but they could still affect your journey. Read on for the lowdown.

Firefighters on strike at East Ham Fire Station last year

Firefighters are preparing to go on strike as part of a long-running dispute with the government over pension reforms.

Most read news

And it’s said to be revolutionising access to donor sperm throughout the country.

Many people now feel they have to move jobs to better their career and get ahead.

‘Go get him’ said the police officer, and that’s just what the dog did.

It’s deforestation, but not as you’ve seen it before.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Newham Recorder e-edition today E-edition