Men arrested at takeaway

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Two men have been arrested on suspicion of immagration offences at a Preston takeaway.

Border Agency officials visited Millon Takeaway in Freckleton at 6pm on Saturday where they found two Bangladeshi men, aged 29 and 33.

Both men were believed to have been working illegally after overstaying their visas, and were arrested.

The business was served with a civil penalty notice for employing illegal workers.

Alison Wray, head of enforcement in the North West at the UK Border Agency said: “We will continue to track down those who have no right to be living or working in the UK.

“The message is clear, if you are here illegally we will find you, we will catch you and we will remove you from the UK.

“The UK Border Agency is targeting unscrupulous employers who hire illegal workers thereby undercutting wages and potentially exploiting vulnerable workers.

“We are happy to work with businesses and advise what checks need to be carried out on staff, but those who break the law should know that they will face heavy fines.”

Employers unsure of the steps they need to take to avoid employing illegal workers can call the agency’s employers helpline on 0300 123 4699.

Anyone with information about immigration offenders can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.