Immigration officers swoop on Brid shop

Hollywood Nails Promenade Bridlington Raided by the immigration officials
Hollywood Nails Promenade Bridlington Raided by the immigration officials

A number of people are in custody after immigration officers raided a Bridlington shop.

Officers raided Hollywood Nails Promenade, Bridlington, on Tuesday morning (18 August) at 11am where three Vietnamese men and one Vietnamese woman, aged 23-40, were arrested.

Checks had found the people had been staying in the UK illegally.

No action was taken against the business because the four arrested were not found working at the time of the visit, and the 40-year-old has been granted temporary release while his case is progressed.

Deputy Director Anita Bailey, from Home Office Immigration Enforcement, said:“We are working hard to identify, arrest and remove people who are in the UK illegally. Information from the public is a vital part of this work, and I would urge people with detailed and specific information about suspected immigration abuse to contact us.

“Using illegal labour is not victimless. It cheats the taxpayer, undercuts businesses who play by the rules and deprives legitimate job seekers of employment opportunities. There are simple checks employers can carry out to ensure their employees have the right to work in the UK, but those who ignore the rules will face the consequences.”

Information to help employers prevent illegal working can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/employers-illegal-working-penalties. It includes a quick answer right-to-work tool to help employers check if someone can work in the UK.

Anyone with information about suspected immigration abuse can contact https://www.gov.uk/report-immigration-crime or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.