Immigration probe leads to three arrests

RAID Police and immigration officers raided 5 Star Nails in Chichester
RAID Police and immigration officers raided 5 Star Nails in Chichester
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A NAIL bar could face a fine of up to £30,000 for allegedly employing illegal workers following an operation by Home Office immigration enforcement.

Officers visited 5 Star Nails, in Old Market Hall Avenue, Chichester.

Individuals were questioned to check if they had the right to be in the UK.

Officers arrested three Vietnamese nationals. A woman, 18, and a man, 21, had entered the country illegally, while a 26-year-old man had overstayed his visa.

The older man was detained pending removal from the country.

The remaining two were placed on immigration bail and will also face removal once travel documentation has been secured.

The business was served a notice warning that a civil penalty of up to £10,000 per illegal worker arrested will be imposed unless proof is provided that the correct right-to-work checks were carried out.

Richard Lederle, from the Home Office Immigration Enforcement team, said: ‘Illegal working has a negative impact on communities. It defrauds the taxpayer, undercuts honest employers and cheats legitimate job seekers out of employment opportunities.’