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Illegal workers caught in Hereford
4:40pm Tuesday 18th September 2012 in News
TWO people have been caught illegally working at a Hereford business.
Officers from the UK Border Agency swooped on Hereford Nails in Eign Gate last Thursday (Sep 13) evening.
A man and a woman, both Vietnamese nationals, were arrested after they were found to have no right to work in the UK. The business was also issued with a potential fine of up top £10,000 per illegal worker, which will have to be paid unless it can prove that it carried out proper pre-employment checks.
Action will now be taken to remove the illegal workers from the UK as soon as possible.
“Foreign nationals who are in this country illegally should be in no doubt that they will be found, arrested and removed from the UK,” said Alice Hopkins, from the UK Border Agency.
“Companies that think they can undercut competitors by employing illegal workers should be warned they will face heavy fines and possible prosecution.”