Four restaurant workers face deportation after immigration officers raid Taj Brasserie in Winterbourne
FOUR illegal workers face deportation after an immigration raid on a restaurant in Winterbourne.
Home Office immigration enforcement officers raided the Taj Brasserie, above, in the village's High Street last Friday after a tip-off.
They arrested three Bangladeshi men, aged 39, 44, and 49, after checks showed they had overstayed their visas. A fourth man, aged 46 and also a Bangladeshi national, was also found to have overstayed his visa and was placed on immigration bail. He also faces deportation.
The business faces fines of up to £80,000 after being served with a civil penalty referral notice. Unless the owners can prove that right-to-work document checks were carried out, such as seeing a passport or Home Office document confirming permission to work, they face penalties of up to £20,000 per illegal worker discovered.
A Home Office spokeswoman confirmed that officers who raided the restaurant at around 6.30pm had been "acting on intelligence".