Supermarket immigration swoop

SIX suspected illegal immigrants are in custody today after being arrested in a dramatic raid at a Warren Heath supermarket.Officers from the Border and Immigration Agency surprised shoppers at the Sainsbury's store when they arrested the six, believed to be from Ghana and Nigeria, at about 2pm yesterday.

SIX suspected illegal immigrants are in custody today after being arrested in a dramatic raid at a Warren Heath supermarket.

Officers from the Border and Immigration Agency surprised shoppers at the Sainsbury's store when they arrested the six, believed to be from Ghana and Nigeria, at about 2pm yesterday.

Those arrested are understood to have been working as car washers in the supermarket's car park. It is understood they were not working for Sainsbury's.

A shopper who saw the Border and Immigration Agency officers detaining the men said: “It was the car park team.


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“All the police came up there with body armour. I just came out of the supermarket and saw it.

“They were all being arrested.”

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Today a Home Office spokeswoman said: “We can confirm the Border and Immigration Agency conducted an intelligence-led visit in the Warren Heath area on July 26. Immigration offenders were arrested during the visit.

“The operation is consistent with the Home Office commitment to target illegal working and to remove failed asylum seekers and other immigration offenders.

“The operation is an example of work the Border and Immigration Agency undertakes every week throughout the UK to target illegal working.”

Do you know any of the people arrested? Did you see them being taken into custody? Call The Evening Star newsdesk on 01473 324788 or e-mail starnews@eveningstar.co.uk.

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