Southwick restaurant immigration arrest

Rajah Indian restaurant, in Old Shoreham Road, Southwick. ''Picture: Liz Pearce 050515'LP1501623 SUS-150505-183913008
Rajah Indian restaurant, in Old Shoreham Road, Southwick. ''Picture: Liz Pearce 050515'LP1501623 SUS-150505-183913008

IMMIGRATION officials made an arrest in a Southwick restaurant on Friday.

Home Office immigration enforcement officers visited the Rajah restaurant, in Old Shoreham Road, at around 8pm.

A 33-year-old man from Bangladesh who had allegedly overstayed his visa was arrested.

He was subsequently released on immigration bail and ordered to report regularly to the Home Office while his case is progressed.

The business was served with a notice warning that a financial penalty of up to £20,000 would be imposed unless the employer could demonstrate that appropriate right to work document checks were carried out, such as seeing a passport or Home Office document.

Similar operations are carried out across Sussex almost every day. People with information about suspected immigration abuse are urged to visit www.gov.uk/report-immigration-crime.