REPORTER Dan Cain was invited to attend immigration raids at restaurants in Worthing and Ferring on Friday night which led to the arrests of three Bangladeshi men working in the country illegally. Here, he gives an account of how the evening unfolded:
Three weeks into my job as a reporter for the Herald, I was excited to receive the call from the Home Office asking if I would like to report on the raids.
It was a thrill to be involved in the operation and gave me a great insight into the work of the immigration officers.
Acting on intelligence, Home Office Immigration Enforcement Officers arrested two men aged 24 and 35 at Jaaflong Tandoori, in Ferringham Lane, Ferring, for overstaying their visas.
A third man, aged 29, was arrested at Anaz, in Findon Road, Worthing, for breaching the conditions of his visa.
Louise Whiteoak, head of the Kent and Sussex Home Office Immigration Enforcement team, said: “These arrests show that there is no hiding place for those with no right to be here. If you are found to be in the UK illegally you will be arrested and removed.”
For the full story see this week’s Worthing Herald.