Two charged after Sheffield immigration raid

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Two men are due in court next week to face immigration charges after a Home Office-led raid on a city centre restaurant in Sheffield.

Abdul Malik and Shariar Kabir were arrested when the Shapla Tandoori Restaurant on Cumberland Street was raided on August 1.

Malik, aged 61, of Glen Road, Nether Edge, has been charged with six counts of knowingly employing adults subject to immigration control.

He is also facing one count of attempting to assist unlawful immigration.

Kabir, 38, of Club Garden Road, Sharrow, is charged with six counts of knowingly employing adults subject to immigration control.

Both men are due to appear at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court on September 12.

A total of five arrests were made at the Shapla as part of a nationwide in a crackdown on immigration crime, which led to more than 140 arrests across the country altogether.

Officers were looking for immigrants unable to legally work in the UK and those living in the country illegally, with a view to deporting them.