Immigration arrests at abattoir

Nine men have been arrested at an abattoir near Wakefield after a raid by immigration officials.

By Victoria Turton
Wednesday, 10th July 2013, 4:27 pm
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The Home Office Immigration Enforcement operation was carried out at Al-Ummah Halal Poultry on Old Colliery Farm, Main Street, South Hiendley, at 2.45am this morning (Wednesday).

Eight Pakistani men are suspected of over-staying their visas and a 22-year-old man is suspected of being a failed asylum seeker from Afghanistan.

All nine suspects have been detained at police stations across South and West Yorkshire for further questioning.

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Acting Assistant Director Julie Curle, from the Home Office’s Yorkshire and Humber Immigration and Enforcement Team, said: “We are working hard across Yorkshire to track down and remove from the country those who seek to abuse the UK’s immigration laws.

“Illegal working has a serious impact on communities, undermining legitimate businesses and taking jobs from those who are genuinely allowed to work.

“The public can be a huge help in our work and I urge people with information about suspected immigration abuse to get in touch.”

Anyone with information should call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.