TWO more Bolton eateries have been named and shamed for employing illegal workers - after it emerged a takeaway boss had been given a directorship ban for the same offence.

Restaurants and fast food outlets in the borough have again been reminded of their obligations after a leading Indian restaurant in Farnworth and a Tonge pizzeria were penalised for having undocumented staff.

Sai Spice, in Market Street, Farnworth, was issued with a £20,000 fine, following an earlier immigration raid.

And Pizza 2 Go, in Entwistle Street, Bolton, was fined £15,000 over the same period, according to the Immigration Enforcement Unit.

Government officials publish a regional list every quarter - after the offending outfits have exhausted all appeal rights.

Those firms named and shamed are said to have either not paid or not been making regular contributions towards meeting the fines.

Their cases have emerged just days after the former director of a Bolton takeaway firm was disqualified for five years.

Jahirul Hoque, 46, of Lavender Road, Bolton, was the boss of Taslima, a hot food shop located in Thicketford Road.

In February 2018, immigration officers swooped on the premises and discovered two undocumented workers behind the counter there.

Later a penalty notice totalling £30,000 was issued by the Home Office backed unit, under the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.

And when this was not paid, the Insolvency Service undertook disqualification proceedings.

The immigration swoop was just one headache for Taslima, which had been shut down after an infestation of Dermestes beetles. The takeaway has since reopened under different management, which had pledged a complete overhaul of operations.

Sai Spice and Pizza 2 Go were unavailable for comment as the Bolton News went to press.

Employers can face up to five years in jail or unlimited fines, following a criminal conviction, if it can be established they knew or 'had reasonable cause to believe' workers were in the UK illegally.