Border police swoop on High Street takeaway

UK Border Agency officers raised Delights Chinese in Sutton on Sea on March 22 and discovered two illegal workers.
UK Border Agency officers raised Delights Chinese in Sutton on Sea on March 22 and discovered two illegal workers.

TWO illegal workers have been arrested after a raid on a Sutton on Sea takeaway by the UK Border Agency and Lincolnshire Police.

Officers descended on Delight Chinese in the High Street on March 22, finding two Chinese men working illegally in the kitchen.

A 48-year-old man was found to have illegally entered the country and has since been sent back to China.

And a 36-year-old man was found to have failed to leave the UK after having his asylum claim turned down, and action is now being taken to remove him from the country.

The owner was swiftly issued with a £10,000 fine per illegal worker which will have to be paid unless it can be proved that correct checks were made.

The visit is the latest in a wave of swoops on the area; in January three Bangladeshi men were found to be working illegally at Indian Flavour in Mablethorpe and an illegal worker also from Bangladesh was found at Mo’s Takeaway.

And in December a Malaysian man was arrested at Kowloon City in the High Street.

UK Border Agency’s Paul Tranter had a stark warning for those employing illegally.

“We are cracking down on illegal working which undercuts legitimate businesses and employees,” he said.

“These visits show that we will find illegal workers, arrest them and remove them from the country.”

The owner of Delight Chinese was unwilling to comment when contacted by the Leader.