Six workers apprehended after immigration raid in Sawtry

SIX Bangladeshi nationals have been apprehended following an immigration raid on a restaurant in Sawtry. Cambridgeshire police and UK Border Agency officers stormed Spiceland in Old Great North Road at 7.45pm on Tuesday (February 3). The six apprehended

SIX Bangladeshi nationals have been apprehended following an immigration raid on a restaurant in Sawtry.

Cambridgeshire police and UK Border Agency officers stormed Spiceland in Old Great North Road at 7.45pm on Tuesday (February 3).

The six apprehended people are all believed to be waiters, cooks and chefs employed by the restaurant.

A UK Border Agency spokesperson told The Hunts Post: "The UK Border Agency can confirm that a raid was conducted at Spiceland Bangladeshi Restaurant and Takeaway, Old Great North Road, Sawtry.


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"Six Bangladeshi nationals were apprehended and the UK Border Agency are working to remove these individuals at the earliest opportunity.

"The business' employer was served a Notice of Potential Liability and may be liable to pay a fine if found to have been knowingly employing workers with no right to work in the United Kingdom.

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"The UK Border Agency will not tolerate illegal working. Since we introduced the tough civil penalty regime over 1,000 fines worth more than �10 million have been issued.

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