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Supermarket faces £40,000 fine after four illegal workers uncovered in raid
Thursday, 06 September 2012
A SUPERMARKET in Tottenham is facing a £40,000 fine after it was found to be employing four illegal workers.
UK Border Agency officers visited the Bruce Grove Supermarket in Bruce Grove at 12.30pm last Wednesday, where they questioned staff about their right to work in the UK.
Four men were arrested and detained pending deportation from the UK.
One of the men, a 34-year-old Afghan, was found to have entered the country illegally, while a 52-year-old from Sri Lanka, a 35-year-old from Pakistan, and 20-year-old from Bangladesh had overstayed their visas.
The supermarket was served a notice warning that a fine of up to £40,000 – £10,000 per worker – will be imposed unless it can prove that the correct right-to-work checks were carried out.
The operation was part of a national campaign targeting those who have overstayed their visas.
Steve Fisher, assistant director of the UK Border Agency, said: “Employers who take on illegal workers are both fuelling illegal immigration and damaging the UK economy.
“Those who fail to carry out the legally required checks on staff should know that we are out there looking for them, and they will face heavy fines.”
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