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BREAKING: Three market staff arrested for entering UK illegally

25 Nov 2013....The Moor Market in Sheffield opens for business.Picture Scott Merrylees. SM1001/28a

25 Nov 2013....The Moor Market in Sheffield opens for business.Picture Scott Merrylees. SM1001/28a

  • by Ellen Beardmore
 

Three people working at a nail bar in Sheffield’s Moor Market have today been arrested for entering the UK illegally in a Home Office raid.

Two Vietnamese men, and a woman also from the South East Asian country, were held after an operation by immigration officers.

They were acting on intelligence that Moor Market business Hollywood Nails was employing people with no right to be in the UK.

A spokesman said the visit was carried out with the full co-operation of Moor Markets management and staff at the nail bar were questioned.

The men, aged 27 and 35, and a 43-year-old women, have been detained pending their removal from the country.

Hollywood Nails will be served with a notice warning that a civil penalty of up to £20,000 per illegal worker will be imposed, unless evidence is provided that pre-employment checks were carried out.

Deputy director Anita Bailey, from Home Office Immigration Enforcement, said: “Employers in South Yorkshire who use illegal labour will be caught and will face financial penalties.

“Illegal working is not victimless. It defrauds the taxpayer, undercuts honest employers and cheats legitimate job seekers out of employment opportunities.

“We are happy to work with businesses to let them know what checks need to be made on staff, but those who break the law should know that they will face the consequences.”

 

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