Suspects bailed after police operation

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FOUR men arrested in a police swoop over the alleged illegal employment of migrants have been bailed.

The four men – a 40-year-old arrested in Portsmouth, a 31-year-old in Tangmere, a 43-year old in Bognor Regis and 44-year-old Hayling Island man in Havant – are suspected of fraud and the unlicensed supply of staff.

They were arrested by detectives, accompanied by investigators from the Gangmasters Licensing Authority.

GLA investigators are looking into allegations of the unlicensed supply of workers at farms and agricultural nurseries in West Sussex.

Officers also visited six West Sussex nurseries – two in Ferring, one in Chidham, one in Walberton, one in Angmering and one in Funtington – to talk to managers and workers and seek further information.

No arrests have been made there.

Police said the men have been bailed until February 17, pending further inquiries.