This is why police and immigration officers are at the Bayside apartments construction site
This is why police and immigration officers are at the Bayside apartments construction site.
Several police vehicles and immigration vans are currently parked outside the former Aquarena site in Brighton Road, Worthing, with officers seen speaking to staff there.
Ben Cheal, managing director for Roffey Homes which is carrying out the project, said that they were there to carry out a 'follow-up check' following an incident at the site in March.
On Tuesday, March 26, seventeen men were found working illegally following a raid by immigration enforcement officers acting on intelligence they had received.
A spokesman for Sussex Police said it was 'an operation being carried out by Immigration Enforcement, which we are assisting', but could not comment further.
At around 1pm, Mr Cheal said that 'everything was in order' following the check.
A Home Office spokesperson said: “Immigration Enforcement officers visited a construction site on Brighton Road, Worthing, at 11.15am today (23 May) in response to intelligence around suspected illegal working. Staff checks identified no issues and no further action will be taken.”