Immigration raid at Indian restaurant in London Colney

Two men were arrested

Two men were arrested - Credit: Archant

Two men have been arrested following a Home Office raid at an Indian restaurant.

Immigration enforcement officers visited the Ruby Tandoori on Haseldine Road, London Colney, yesterday (Wednesday) at around 7.20pm, where they questioned two Bangladeshi nationals.

The men, aged 28 and 45, were questioned to check if they had the right to live in the UK.

The 45 year old attempted to escape, but was stopped by officers.

After further investigation, the men were found to have overstayed their visas.

The restaurant could now face up to £40,000 in fines if prosecuted.

The men are currently in immigration detention where their cases are being progressed.

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Lionel Garriock, head of the East of England Home Office Immigration Enforcement team, said: “Illegal working defrauds the taxpayer, undercuts employers who ply an honest trade and cheats legitimate job seekers out of employment opportunities.

“We are happy to work with those who want to play by the rules but employers who break the law will face the consequences.

“People with detailed and specific information about suspected immigration abuse should contact us.”

Information to help employers carry out checks to prevent illegal working can be found here.