Eight workers held after immigration chiefs raid Alperton scaffolding company
Firm could now face a fine of up to �80,000
An Alperton scaffolding firm could be fined up to �80,000 after eight of its workers were arrested during a raid by immigration chiefs.
The employees, who are all Indian nationals, were held after officers from the UK Border Agency stormed Desi Scaffolding which is based in the Northfield Industrial Estate in Beresford Avenue.
Out of the nine workers at the site, four were arrested for entering the UK illegally and four were held for being in the country illegally having overstayed their visas.
Seven of the eight are now in detention and awaiting their removal from the UK, while the eighth was granted immigration bail while the UK Border Agency processes his case.
You may also want to watch:
Desi Scaffolding could now face a fine of up to �10,000 per illegal worker, unless it can proof to the UK Border Agency that the correct right-to-work checks were carried out.
Alex Legg, chief immigration officer who led the operation on Monday morning, said: “Those who fail to carry out the legally required checks on staff and choose to break the law should know that we are out there looking for them and they will face heavy fines.”
- 1 Seven sought over Wembley gang attack that left man with severed ear
- 2 Woman's 'shock' at male officer sent to welfare check at Wembley hotel
- 3 Wembley firefighter looks back as he retires after 30 years
- 4 One in billion DNA match links teenager to sisters' murder in Kingsbury, court told
- 5 Free vaccine walk-in at Central Middlesex Hospital
- 6 CCTV image released in Kilburn indecent exposure investigation
- 7 All you need to know about tickets for Boxpark's Euro 2020 screenings
- 8 Men jailed after Leon Maxwell gunned down in Queensbury
- 9 Police guarded bushes where two sisters bodies were overnight, court hears
- 10 Primary school in Kilburn back open after staff member contracted Covid