02:08AM, Friday 07 March 2014
A town centre curry house could face a £10,000 fine for employing an illegal immigrant.
Acting on a tip-off, immigration officers raided Curry Zest in Queen Street in Maidenhead at 5pm on Wednesday.
They questioned staff members to see if they could legally work in the UK.
A 25-year-old Bangladeshi man was arrested for overstaying his visa. He has been placed on bail and will be deported if he is found to have no right to remain in Britain.
Curry Zest was served a notice warning that it will be fined £10,000 unless it proves the correct right-to-work checks were carried out.
Paul Smith, head of the Thames Valley & Surrey Home Office Immigration Enforcement team, said:
“Operations like this are carried out across the Thames Valley almost every day as we continue our work to track down and remove from the country those who seek to abuse the immigration laws."
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Police raided addresses in Lillibrooke Crescent, Cox Green, and in Crown Lane, Farnham Royal, at about 7.15am.