Author: Ellis Lane
A 56-year-old Bangladeshi man has been arrested in Gloucester by immigration officers after his visa was found to have expired.
Officers carried out a visit to the Spice House in Barnwood Road, Gloucester, where they arrested the man on Thursday evening.
The man, who was working at the Indian takeaway, has been detained before being removed from the country.
A spokesman for the Home Office said: “Acting on intelligence, Immigration Enforcement officers carried out a visit to Spice House, Barnwood Road, Gloucester on Thursday 14 June
“A 56-year-old Bangladeshi man was arrested as checks showed that he had overstayed his visa. He was detained pending his removal from the UK.
“Spice House was served a civil penalty referral notice, warning that a financial penalty of up to £20,000 will be imposed unless the employer can demonstrate that appropriate right-to-work document checks were carried out, such as seeing a passport or Home Office document confirming permission to work.”
Information to help employers carry out checks to prevent illegal working can be found at:. This includes a quick answer right-to-work tool to help employers check if someone has the right to work in the UK.