Firms named and shamed

A RESTAURANT and fast-food outlets in Ipswich, Stowmarket and Manningtree have been named and shamed for employing illegal workers.

A RESTAURANT and fast-food outlets in Ipswich, Stowmarket and Manningtree have been named and shamed for employing illegal workers.

Sultan Kebab House in Ipswich Street, Stowmarket, Oriental Express in Hadleigh Road Industrial Estate, Ipswich, and the Mogul Indian Restaurant in South Street, Manningtree, are all listed on a government website.

Among the other Suffolk businesses named is the Canton Chinese Restaurant in Hatter Street, Bury St Edmunds which is owned by Patrick Chung, a member of Bury St Edmunds Town Council.

Last August, Mr Chung's restaurant was raided by immigration officers and three of his workers were arrested. However, two of the employees were given jobs before a change in the law, which meant Mr Chung was not liable for those workers.

After initially being told he faced a fine of �15,000, Mr Chung appealed and the fine was reduced to �5,000. That fine has been paid, according to the UK Border Agency.

Agency spokesman Simon Ballinger said Mr Chung's name had been put up on the agency's website in a list of employers “against whom notices of liability have been issued” for the “use of illegal migrant workers”.

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Mr Chung is one of 44 employers highlighted as having employed illegal workers in the Midlands and East of England region.

Mr Chung, who has represented the Minden ward on the town council since 2005, confirmed the issue had now been resolved but declined to comment further.

Another food outlet in Bury St Edmunds on the list is UK Best Kebabs in Bury St Edmunds,

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