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Weymouth restaurant not to face UK Border Agency penalty
12:30pm Friday 4th January 2013 in News
A WEYMOUTH restaurant will not face a penalty from the UK Border Agency following a raid.
In October the UK Border Agency carried out an intelligence-led visit to the Gurkha restaurant at Swannery Car Park.
As a result of the visit two workers from Nepal were arrested.
The pair – a 23-year-old who was working in breach of the conditions of his visa and a 32-year-old who had entered the UK illegally – were removed and returned to their home country on November 5.
Officers handed the employers a penalty notice, warning that a fine may be imposed if no evidence was provided that the correct right-to-work checks had been carried out on the men – like taking copies of passports or Home Office documents.
The UK Border Agency has now written to the employer confirming that no penalty will be imposed in this case due to the employer providing evidence they had carried out the required checks on the two men.