Two men arrested after immigration busts on Hayling Island

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IMMIGRATION officers have arrested two Indian men at a fish and chip shop in Hayling Island.

The raid took place at Seaview Fish and Chips, Seafront, and came as a result of intelligence gathered by officers.

Staff were questioned to check if they had the right to live and work in the UK.

Following this, a 37-year-old Indian man was arrested on suspicion of possessing false documents.

He has since been charged with two counts of possessing false documents and will appear at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court on February 9.

A second 29-year-old man, also from India, was found to have overstayed his visa.

He was arrested and is now detained pending his removal from the UK.

Carla Johnson, of the South Central Immigration Enforcement team, said: ‘Our efforts to tackle illegal working will not stop. Using illegal labour is not a victimless crime.

‘It defrauds the Treasury, undercuts honest businesses and cheats legitimate job seekers of employment opportunities.’

Five other men from Bangladesh were also arrested at an Indian restaurant in Ringwood in another raid.