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Illegal workers face deportation

Two immigration offenders have been caught working illegally at businesses in Co Armagh and Co Down.

Immigration enforcement officers visited Babu's mini market on Dunbarton Street, Gilford, to carry out immigration checks on staff on Wednesday. They arrested a 23-year-old Bangladeshi man who had overstayed his visa.

Officers also visited the Bangla restaurant on Main Street in Bangor on Thursday where they found a 25-year-old Bangladeshi man who was also arrested for overstaying his visa.

The businesses have each been served with a penalty notice for employing the illegal workers.

Both men are being held in Home Office detention in Larne while steps are taken to remove them to their home countries.

Belfast Telegraph