Illegal immigrant faces deportation after raid of KFC in Northampton

KFC in Riverside Retail Park in Northampton

KFC in Riverside Retail Park in Northampton

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An illegal immigrant has been arrested after a raid at a KFC restaurant in Northampton.

Acting on intelligence, officers from Home Office Immigration Enforcement visited KFC in Riverside Retail Park at 3.25pm on Tuesday.

Checks revealed that a Pakistani man had no permission to be in the UK.

The 44-year-old had entered the UK illegally and was detained pending his removal from the UK.

A Home Office spokesman said KFC does not face a financial penalty because it was clear that appropriate right to work document checks had been carried out. The man had used a British passport that had been reported lost to secure his employment.

Diana Clark, from Home Office Immigration Enforcement, said: “This arrest sends a clear message to those who believe they can abuse the UK’s immigration laws. We will find you, and you will face arrest and removal from the country.

“We would urge anyone with detailed and specific information about suspected immigration abuse to get in touch.”

Anyone with information about suspected immigration abuse can contact https://www.gov.uk/report-immigration-crime or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.