Five arrested after immigration officers raid clothes shop in Wembley

Indian nationals will be deported and business owner faces �50,000 fine

Five people have been arrested after immigration officers raided a clothes shop in Wembley on yesterday (Monday).

The four women and a man, all Indian nationals, were found working in Ladlee in Ealing Road, following an intelligence-led operation by the UK Border Agency (UKBA).

Three of the women and the man were in the UK illegally having over-stayed their visas, while the other woman was working in breach of her visa conditions.

Their employer could now face a fine of �10,000 per illegal worker unless they can prove that they carried out the correct right-to-work checks.

Paul D’Silva, UKBA’s assistant director, said: “We’re carrying out operations like this across London almost every day, and where we find people who are in the UK illegally we will seek to remove them.

“Those employers 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.”