Illegal workers arrested in raids at Bolton takeaways

The Bolton News: Illegal workers arrested in raid at Bolton takeaways Illegal workers arrested in raid at Bolton takeaways

TWO men believed to be working in the country illegally were arrested during a sting by enforcement officers at Bolton takeaways.

Home Office immigration enforcement officers made the arrests during a series of operations, which they said were based on "intelligence" from the public.

A 38-year-old Bangladeshi man was arrested and detained at the Little India takeaway in Blackburn Road, Astley Bridge.

He was arrested after officers learned he had allegedly entered the country without leave to do so.

A 34-year-old Indian man was arrested at Hafajess Steak House in Halliwell Road, Halliwell, on suspicion of overstaying his visa.

Enforcement officers also arrested a man, aged 35, in Zaidys takeaway in Bolton Street, Bury, also on suspicion of overstaying his visa.

Each of the men face being removed from the country if they are found to have no leave to remain in the UK.

All the business will be served with a notice warning a penalty of up to £10,000 per illegal worker until proof is provided to show right-to-work checks have been carried out.

Paul Airlie, assistant director from the Manchester immigration enforcement team, said: “The message to businesses that deliberately employ people with no right to work or fail to carry out the legally required checks is clear.

"We will catch you, and you will pay a heavy penalty.

“Illegal working is not victimless. It defrauds the taxpayer, undercuts honest employers and cheats legitimate job seekers out of employment opportunities.

“I would urge members of the public with information about suspected immigration abuse to get in touch.”

Anyone with information about suspected immigration abuse can contact ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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6:13pm Mon 10 Mar 14

boltonnut says...

Well I never, who would have thought that.
Well I never, who would have thought that. boltonnut
  • Score: 32

6:17pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Jim271 says...

Halliwell again, they should build a wall along Moss Bank Way to separate it from Smithills,lol
Halliwell again, they should build a wall along Moss Bank Way to separate it from Smithills,lol Jim271
  • Score: 22

7:00pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Beyond News Forum says...

Time for happy shoppers to start 'visiting' these takeaways. This will NOT be the only two for sure. I was in a takeaway on Blackburn Road recently. One guy could not speak a word of English and did not understand a customer who came in the shop while the owner was in the back.
Time for happy shoppers to start 'visiting' these takeaways. This will NOT be the only two for sure. I was in a takeaway on Blackburn Road recently. One guy could not speak a word of English and did not understand a customer who came in the shop while the owner was in the back. Beyond News Forum
  • Score: 16

10:32pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Wolfie190 says...

Yup they employ illegals in their money laundering outlets. Maybe the police could visit the east European car washes to check out their books.
Yup they employ illegals in their money laundering outlets. Maybe the police could visit the east European car washes to check out their books. Wolfie190
  • Score: 17

11:02pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Reality50 says...

When i was a kid,Halliwell was not remotely a bad area and had a sense of community but nowadays Halliwell is the worst area of Bolton,worse than Farnworth,Daubhill,B
reightmet or anywhere. Halliwell in 20 short years has gone from being reasonable to being a hellhole.The council aren't interested either..
When i was a kid,Halliwell was not remotely a bad area and had a sense of community but nowadays Halliwell is the worst area of Bolton,worse than Farnworth,Daubhill,B reightmet or anywhere. Halliwell in 20 short years has gone from being reasonable to being a hellhole.The council aren't interested either.. Reality50
  • Score: 17

8:51am Tue 11 Mar 14

thomas222 says...

Jim271 wrote:
Halliwell again, they should build a wall along Moss Bank Way to separate it from Smithills,lol
Soon to be Smithills also sad to say, & its not Halliwell is the problem its the people who have moved in over the last 15 yrs with unchecked immigration is the problem thanks to Labour with its transit town status they asked for in Bolton.. Thats the reason for the decline or is it just a coincidence the decline started with the arrivals 15 yrs ago and is also a problem in many areas all over the Country where this has been allowed to fester with no regard for local people and also the new arrivals arriving.
[quote][p][bold]Jim271[/bold] wrote: Halliwell again, they should build a wall along Moss Bank Way to separate it from Smithills,lol[/p][/quote]Soon to be Smithills also sad to say, & its not Halliwell is the problem its the people who have moved in over the last 15 yrs with unchecked immigration is the problem thanks to Labour with its transit town status they asked for in Bolton.. Thats the reason for the decline or is it just a coincidence the decline started with the arrivals 15 yrs ago and is also a problem in many areas all over the Country where this has been allowed to fester with no regard for local people and also the new arrivals arriving. thomas222
  • Score: 10

9:33am Tue 11 Mar 14

safpat2 says...

Reality50 wrote:
When i was a kid,Halliwell was not remotely a bad area and had a sense of community but nowadays Halliwell is the worst area of Bolton,worse than Farnworth,Daubhill,B

reightmet or anywhere. Halliwell in 20 short years has gone from being reasonable to being a hellhole.The council aren't interested either..
"worse than daubhill". I was born and bred in daubhill, ive lived in London, Manchester and Liverpool while studying for my doctorate, came back home after 7 years to settle back properly. It is not a bad area, this is not me being sentimental, it actually is very safe and I personally would not move anywhere else.
[quote][p][bold]Reality50[/bold] wrote: When i was a kid,Halliwell was not remotely a bad area and had a sense of community but nowadays Halliwell is the worst area of Bolton,worse than Farnworth,Daubhill,B reightmet or anywhere. Halliwell in 20 short years has gone from being reasonable to being a hellhole.The council aren't interested either..[/p][/quote]"worse than daubhill". I was born and bred in daubhill, ive lived in London, Manchester and Liverpool while studying for my doctorate, came back home after 7 years to settle back properly. It is not a bad area, this is not me being sentimental, it actually is very safe and I personally would not move anywhere else. safpat2
  • Score: -6

2:04pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Jim271 says...

How do they get into the Country in the first place?

Answer Student Visas signed off by the University of Bolton.

That's why its the lowest performing and has the highest drop out rate in the Country, it needs to be investigated.
How do they get into the Country in the first place? Answer Student Visas signed off by the University of Bolton. That's why its the lowest performing and has the highest drop out rate in the Country, it needs to be investigated. Jim271
  • Score: 8

11:05pm Tue 11 Mar 14

laszlo hamar says...

Dont forget to mention Allens fried chicken on Bury road 3 arrests their I was there when it happened
Dont forget to mention Allens fried chicken on Bury road 3 arrests their I was there when it happened laszlo hamar
  • Score: 2

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