Illegal workers discovered in another restaurant raid

Tikka Tikka in Castle Road
Tikka Tikka in Castle Road

Officers from the UK Border Agency have raided restaurants in Scarborough for the second time in two months.

Illegal workers were arrested at Scarborough Tandoori, in St Thomas Street, and Tikka Tikka, in Castle Road on Friday evening.

Scarborough Tandoori in St Thomas Street

Scarborough Tandoori in St Thomas Street

The swoop came just eight weeks after 11 men were discovered working illegally at Mela, in Queen Street, Eastern Paradise, in St Helen’s Square, and Indian Rose Brasserie, in Castle Road.

Colin Flynn, manager of the UK Border Agency Local Immigration Team, said: “Our officers carry out intelligence-led enforcement operations across the whole of the region.

“We use intelligence from the public and welcome genuine and detailed information about suspected illegal working. We also have the resources to carry out action as a result of this intelligence.”

Following the swoop on Friday, a 35-year-old Bangladeshi man was arrested at Scarborough Tandoori after it emerged he had entered the country illegally.

A 22-year-old Bangladeshi man, who had stayed in the UK for longer than permitted by his Visa, was arrested at Tikka Tikka.

It is the second time illegal workers were detained at Tikka Tikka, with a swoop on the restaurant last July leading to the arrest of five Bangladeshi men.

Steps are now being taken to remove the two men from the country.

On this occasion no fines were issued to the owners of the restaurants.