Immigration raid nets three staff at KFC at Junction One retail park

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THREE illegal workers were caught at KFC in Rugby during a UK Border Agency raid on Monday.

The manager was issued with an on-the-spot penalty notice for employing illegal workers and may now face a fine of up to £30,000.

Officers visited the fast food restaurant at the Junction One retail park in Leicester Road at 5.15pm, questioning staff and checking their immigration status.

Three employees were found to be working illegally. All were Pakistani men.

The business must now prove that it carried out the correct right-to-work checks on its staff.

Action is now being taken to deport the illegal worker.

Alison Spowage, UK Border Agency Warwickshire assistant director, said: “We are carrying out a major enforcement campaign to crack down on immigration abuse.

“This involves detaining, prosecuting and removing people and gangs who have been abusing the system through sham marriages, illegal working, people smuggling and document fraud.

“As this visit shows, we will take tough action against those companies that employ illegal workers and fail to carry out proper checks on passports and other identity documents.

“Rogue businesses should be warned that they face heavy fines and could end up in jail.”