Illegal workers found at Aroma Indian and Bangladeshi Cuisine in Holbury

Daily Echo: Aroma Indian and Bangladeshi Cuisine in Long Lane, Holbury Aroma Indian and Bangladeshi Cuisine in Long Lane, Holbury

IMMIGRATION officers have swooped to arrest three illegal workers at a Hampshire restaurant.

Home Office immigration officers raided Aroma Indian and Bangladeshi Cuisine in Long Lane, Holbury, to check if staff had the right to work in the UK.

According to the Home Office, a 29-year-old man was found to have entered the country illegally while two other men - aged 39 and 40 - had overstayed their visas.

The three men, all from Bangladesh, are in immigration detention while steps are taken to remove them from the country.

A 52-year-old Bangladeshi man was found to be working illegally and placed on immigration bail.

Officers served the business with a notice warning a civil penalty of up to £10,000 per illegal worker found will be imposed unless proof is provided that the correct right-to-work checks were carried out.

Carla Johnson, from the Home Office Immigration Enforcement team in Hampshire, said: “We regularly carry out operations like this in Hampshire. Where we find people who are in the UK illegally we will seek to remove them.

“Illegal working has a serious impact on communities, undermining legitimate businesses and taking jobs from those who are genuinely allowed to work at a time when the country can least afford it.

“We are happy to work with businesses to let them know what checks need to be done on staff. Those who choose to break the law should know that we are out there looking for them and they will face heavy fines.

“I would urge members of the public with detailed information about suspected immigration abuse to get in touch.”

Employers unsure of the steps they need to take to avoid employing illegal workers can visit ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/business-sponsors/preventing-illegal-working/ or they can call the employers helpline on 0300 123 4699.

Anyone with information about suspected immigration abuse can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 anonymously or visit crimestoppers-uk.org.

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4:53pm Fri 3 May 13

EarlyRiser says...

A 52-year-old Bangladeshi man was found to be working illegally and placed on immigration bail.
!!!!!! bail, BAIL

Last you'll see of him then
A 52-year-old Bangladeshi man was found to be working illegally and placed on immigration bail. !!!!!! bail, BAIL Last you'll see of him then EarlyRiser
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5:54pm Fri 3 May 13

smiler52 says...

EarlyRiser wrote:
A 52-year-old Bangladeshi man was found to be working illegally and placed on immigration bail.
!!!!!! bail, BAIL

Last you'll see of him then
you can say that again
[quote][p][bold]EarlyRiser[/bold] wrote: A 52-year-old Bangladeshi man was found to be working illegally and placed on immigration bail. !!!!!! bail, BAIL Last you'll see of him then[/p][/quote]you can say that again smiler52
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6:52pm Fri 3 May 13

J.P.M says...

Says it all really.
Says it all really. J.P.M
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8:46pm Fri 3 May 13

nicko says...

well it must have been really hard to find some illegal workers,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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,wake up and smell the coffee they are everywhere you don't have to look hard
well it must have been really hard to find some illegal workers,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,wake up and smell the coffee they are everywhere you don't have to look hard nicko
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10:21pm Fri 3 May 13

beiroot says...

Did they have foreign accents?
Did they have foreign accents? beiroot
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10:25pm Fri 3 May 13

Scatgirl says...

best curry house I've been to!
best curry house I've been to! Scatgirl
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10:27pm Fri 3 May 13

Norwegian Saint says...

I once had a sprout in a curry there... A SPROUT for goodness sake! Who puts a sprout in a curry?! I know it was just after Christmas... but a darn sprout?! Not even cut up... Like a little frogs brain staring up at me... in a curry!
(p.s. I hate sprouts)
(p.p.s The other meals in there were great!)
I once had a sprout in a curry there... A SPROUT for goodness sake! Who puts a sprout in a curry?! I know it was just after Christmas... but a darn sprout?! Not even cut up... Like a little frogs brain staring up at me... in a curry! (p.s. I hate sprouts) (p.p.s The other meals in there were great!) Norwegian Saint
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10:52pm Fri 3 May 13

Jayne388 says...

I expect those illegal workers are really nice people. I'm sure we could find three people in Holbury we don't like that could go in their place !
I expect those illegal workers are really nice people. I'm sure we could find three people in Holbury we don't like that could go in their place ! Jayne388
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10:56pm Fri 3 May 13

J.P.M says...

Why would anyone cross the world to live under the cloud of that awful refinery?
Why would anyone cross the world to live under the cloud of that awful refinery? J.P.M
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11:00pm Fri 3 May 13

Norwegian Saint says...

J.P.M wrote:
Why would anyone cross the world to live under the cloud of that awful refinery?
It's ok, don't fret, it blows out towards Poopey so no harm done.
[quote][p][bold]J.P.M[/bold] wrote: Why would anyone cross the world to live under the cloud of that awful refinery?[/p][/quote]It's ok, don't fret, it blows out towards Poopey so no harm done. Norwegian Saint
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11:19pm Fri 3 May 13

J.P.M says...

Norwegian Saint wrote:
J.P.M wrote:
Why would anyone cross the world to live under the cloud of that awful refinery?
It's ok, don't fret, it blows out towards Poopey so no harm done.
It sometimes points NW towards Minstead where I live. Fortunately it settles on the ground before I reaches us.

We never get the smell of the curry-house though..
[quote][p][bold]Norwegian Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J.P.M[/bold] wrote: Why would anyone cross the world to live under the cloud of that awful refinery?[/p][/quote]It's ok, don't fret, it blows out towards Poopey so no harm done.[/p][/quote]It sometimes points NW towards Minstead where I live. Fortunately it settles on the ground before I reaches us. We never get the smell of the curry-house though.. J.P.M
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9:16am Sat 4 May 13

southy says...

smiler52 wrote:
EarlyRiser wrote:
A 52-year-old Bangladeshi man was found to be working illegally and placed on immigration bail.
!!!!!! bail, BAIL

Last you'll see of him then
you can say that again
could they of ment Bali
[quote][p][bold]smiler52[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]EarlyRiser[/bold] wrote: A 52-year-old Bangladeshi man was found to be working illegally and placed on immigration bail. !!!!!! bail, BAIL Last you'll see of him then[/p][/quote]you can say that again[/p][/quote]could they of ment Bali southy
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9:30am Sat 4 May 13

bigfella777 says...

More fuel for the UKIP gang
More fuel for the UKIP gang bigfella777
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10:24am Sat 4 May 13

Frank28 says...

I wonder if these illegal restaurant workers had Food Hygiene Certificates?
I wonder if these illegal restaurant workers had Food Hygiene Certificates? Frank28
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11:18am Sat 4 May 13

Sir Ad E Noid says...

Scatgirl wrote:
best curry house I've been to!
You obviously haven't been to many curry houses then.
[quote][p][bold]Scatgirl[/bold] wrote: best curry house I've been to![/p][/quote]You obviously haven't been to many curry houses then. Sir Ad E Noid
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11:19am Sat 4 May 13

Sir Ad E Noid says...

J.P.M wrote:
Norwegian Saint wrote:
J.P.M wrote:
Why would anyone cross the world to live under the cloud of that awful refinery?
It's ok, don't fret, it blows out towards Poopey so no harm done.
It sometimes points NW towards Minstead where I live. Fortunately it settles on the ground before I reaches us.

We never get the smell of the curry-house though..
What settles on the ground before it reaches you?
[quote][p][bold]J.P.M[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Norwegian Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J.P.M[/bold] wrote: Why would anyone cross the world to live under the cloud of that awful refinery?[/p][/quote]It's ok, don't fret, it blows out towards Poopey so no harm done.[/p][/quote]It sometimes points NW towards Minstead where I live. Fortunately it settles on the ground before I reaches us. We never get the smell of the curry-house though..[/p][/quote]What settles on the ground before it reaches you? Sir Ad E Noid
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5:39pm Sat 4 May 13

Beondajoke says...

Norwegian Saint wrote:
I once had a sprout in a curry there... A SPROUT for goodness sake! Who puts a sprout in a curry?! I know it was just after Christmas... but a darn sprout?! Not even cut up... Like a little frogs brain staring up at me... in a curry!
(p.s. I hate sprouts)
(p.p.s The other meals in there were great!)
And your toilet survived the next morning????
[quote][p][bold]Norwegian Saint[/bold] wrote: I once had a sprout in a curry there... A SPROUT for goodness sake! Who puts a sprout in a curry?! I know it was just after Christmas... but a darn sprout?! Not even cut up... Like a little frogs brain staring up at me... in a curry! (p.s. I hate sprouts) (p.p.s The other meals in there were great!)[/p][/quote]And your toilet survived the next morning???? Beondajoke
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6:18pm Sat 4 May 13

warrens 76 says...

And this is news? I think most of the staff in most of the 'Indian' (Bangladesh/Pakistan
i) restaurants and takeaways are illegal or wangled there way in...
And this is news? I think most of the staff in most of the 'Indian' (Bangladesh/Pakistan i) restaurants and takeaways are illegal or wangled there way in... warrens 76
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6:19pm Sat 4 May 13

warrens 76 says...

Norwegian Saint wrote:
J.P.M wrote:
Why would anyone cross the world to live under the cloud of that awful refinery?
It's ok, don't fret, it blows out towards Poopey so no harm done.
Yes it does...ha ha
[quote][p][bold]Norwegian Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J.P.M[/bold] wrote: Why would anyone cross the world to live under the cloud of that awful refinery?[/p][/quote]It's ok, don't fret, it blows out towards Poopey so no harm done.[/p][/quote]Yes it does...ha ha warrens 76
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7:29pm Sat 4 May 13

thesouth says...

At least they work, more than a lot of people here do willingly
At least they work, more than a lot of people here do willingly thesouth
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10:00pm Sat 4 May 13

dolomiteman says...

Frank28 wrote:
I wonder if these illegal restaurant workers had Food Hygiene Certificates?
Duh, you mean a cert issued by going on a course where you will have to give your NI number amongst other details?
[quote][p][bold]Frank28[/bold] wrote: I wonder if these illegal restaurant workers had Food Hygiene Certificates?[/p][/quote]Duh, you mean a cert issued by going on a course where you will have to give your NI number amongst other details? dolomiteman
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10:13pm Sat 4 May 13

Scatgirl says...

Beondajoke wrote:
Norwegian Saint wrote:
I once had a sprout in a curry there... A SPROUT for goodness sake! Who puts a sprout in a curry?! I know it was just after Christmas... but a darn sprout?! Not even cut up... Like a little frogs brain staring up at me... in a curry!
(p.s. I hate sprouts)
(p.p.s The other meals in there were great!)
And your toilet survived the next morning????
how lucky! one of your five a day lol
[quote][p][bold]Beondajoke[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Norwegian Saint[/bold] wrote: I once had a sprout in a curry there... A SPROUT for goodness sake! Who puts a sprout in a curry?! I know it was just after Christmas... but a darn sprout?! Not even cut up... Like a little frogs brain staring up at me... in a curry! (p.s. I hate sprouts) (p.p.s The other meals in there were great!)[/p][/quote]And your toilet survived the next morning????[/p][/quote]how lucky! one of your five a day lol Scatgirl
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9:13am Sun 5 May 13

huckit P says...

I don't know why Immigration make such a fuss after finding illegal workers when it is so easy to enter the UK in the first place. After the workers are found they are simply chastised and allowed to leave "on bail" which means they just go a bit further along the road to another establishment that will take them on their merits. Even if they decided to leave the UK there is absolutely on check in place to allow the fact to be recorded, with the exception of an airline check-in clerk asking to see a passport that is valid for the destination. Either tighten up controls for entry to the UK or give up the farce of high profile raids!
I don't know why Immigration make such a fuss after finding illegal workers when it is so easy to enter the UK in the first place. After the workers are found they are simply chastised and allowed to leave "on bail" which means they just go a bit further along the road to another establishment that will take them on their merits. Even if they decided to leave the UK there is absolutely on check in place to allow the fact to be recorded, with the exception of an airline check-in clerk asking to see a passport that is valid for the destination. Either tighten up controls for entry to the UK or give up the farce of high profile raids! huckit P
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1:42pm Thu 9 May 13

kiddynamite says...

Who cares if the gent was illegal ! At least he worked and earned his living! How many UK scummy dole bashers do we support? They are the real disease in Britain not the foreign people! From most that i have met they are much much politer than the english! They all know please and thank you, Words that seem to have disaperead from UK language!
Who cares if the gent was illegal ! At least he worked and earned his living! How many UK scummy dole bashers do we support? They are the real disease in Britain not the foreign people! From most that i have met they are much much politer than the english! They all know please and thank you, Words that seem to have disaperead from UK language! kiddynamite
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5:32pm Fri 10 May 13

chrisja says...

Something smells a bit funny at Aroma...
Something smells a bit funny at Aroma... chrisja
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