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Northern Ireland restaurant facing £40k fine for illegal staff

By Cate McCurry

A Northern Ireland business is facing a potential penalty of £40,000 after two immigration offenders were found working at its premises.

Immigration Enforcement officers visited Tinley Tandoori at Monaghan Street in Newry last Saturday.

The Indian restaurant was served a referral notice in relation to the illegal workers identified by immigration checks.

The notice warns that a financial penalty of up to £20,000 per illegal worker arrested will be imposed unless the employers can demonstrate that appropriate right-to-work document checks were carried out, such as seeing a passport or Home Office document confirming permission to work.

Immigration checks identified a 50-year-old Bangladeshi man and a 54-year-old Chinese woman who had both entered the UK illegally.

Mike Golden, from Immigration Enforcement in Northern Ireland, said: "I urge anyone with specific and detailed information about suspected immigration abuse to get in touch."

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