Care home in illegal immigrant swoop

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ONE man is to be deported and two women are on bail following a raid on a care home.

UK Border Agency officers raided the St Ronan’s Care Home, in St Ronan’s Road, Southsea, at 8am yesterday following a tip-off.

After carrying out checks on staff they found three people who were suspected of having supplied counterfeit documentation to gain work.

A 36-year-old Malaysian man was arrested for immigration offences and was detained while he awaits deportation.

Two women, a 38-year-old Zimbabwean and a 29-year-old from Swaziland, are on immigration bail and will have to report to the UK Border Agency regularly while the agency deals with their cases.

Care home owner John Pattison, said: ‘We co-operated fully with the Border Agency throughout this entire process.

‘Consequently the home remains fully staffed at all times, therefore not affecting our residents’ care and well-being.’

Anyone who suspects illegal immigrants are being employed in businesses should call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.