Man faces deportation after raid on Wycombe sweet shop

Al-Madina sweet shop in Green Street (taken from Google Street View)

Al-Madina sweet shop in Green Street (taken from Google Street View)

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A MAN was arrested and faces deportation from the UK following an immigration enforcement raid on a High Wycombe sweet shop.

Officers arrested a 34-year-old from the Al-Madina Sweet Centre in Green Street at 1.35pm yesterday following a tip off.

The Pakistani man had overstayed his visa and was detained pending removal from the country, Home Office immigration officers said.

The business could face a penalty of up to £10,000 unless it can provide proof the correct right-to-work checks were made.

Paul Smith, head of the Thames Valley & Surrey Office Immigration Enforcement team, said: “We are working hard to track down people breaking the UK’s immigration laws.

“Illegal working encourages illegal immigration and we are determined to tackle it.

"Operations like this are carried out regularly across the Thames Valley and information from the public can be a huge help in our work.”

Anyone who suspects immigration abuse are urged to visit www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Businesses are also urged to visit the website to ensure they are taking the appropriate steps to avoid employing illegal workers.

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2:48am Thu 6 Mar 14

Dickitdo says...

I wonder what our new unelected Mayor will have to say about this then. I wonder if this comes under his definition of corruption probably not ! .
I wonder what our new unelected Mayor will have to say about this then. I wonder if this comes under his definition of corruption probably not ! . Dickitdo
  • Score: 19

2:51am Thu 6 Mar 14

Dickitdo says...

I wonder what our new unelected Mayor will have to say about this then. I wonder if this comes under his definition of corruption , probably not ! .
I wonder what our new unelected Mayor will have to say about this then. I wonder if this comes under his definition of corruption , probably not ! . Dickitdo
  • Score: 15

8:25am Thu 6 Mar 14

sidthesexist says...

And will he ever be deported? in recent years we have heard of numerous raids upon restaurants where people are found to have been here legally. Yet you never hear of them being deported. In many cases they are released told to turn up at an immigration center at some point in the future and then just disapeer back into the ether never to be seen again...
And will he ever be deported? in recent years we have heard of numerous raids upon restaurants where people are found to have been here legally. Yet you never hear of them being deported. In many cases they are released told to turn up at an immigration center at some point in the future and then just disapeer back into the ether never to be seen again... sidthesexist
  • Score: 17

9:43am Thu 6 Mar 14

I know who I am says...

sidthesexist wrote:
And will he ever be deported? in recent years we have heard of numerous raids upon restaurants where people are found to have been here legally. Yet you never hear of them being deported. In many cases they are released told to turn up at an immigration center at some point in the future and then just disapeer back into the ether never to be seen again...
I doubt he will leave, he will be told to report to the police station once a week while investigations are made then released on bail never to be seen again
[quote][p][bold]sidthesexist[/bold] wrote: And will he ever be deported? in recent years we have heard of numerous raids upon restaurants where people are found to have been here legally. Yet you never hear of them being deported. In many cases they are released told to turn up at an immigration center at some point in the future and then just disapeer back into the ether never to be seen again...[/p][/quote]I doubt he will leave, he will be told to report to the police station once a week while investigations are made then released on bail never to be seen again I know who I am
  • Score: 16

10:29am Thu 6 Mar 14

sparky49 says...

Yet another one. How many are there?
Yet another one. How many are there? sparky49
  • Score: 12

6:21pm Thu 6 Mar 14

rover27 says...

You never hear of the employer getting fined either.
You never hear of the employer getting fined either. rover27
  • Score: 13

3:51pm Fri 7 Mar 14

Peter Cyprus says...

Perhaps they should start looking inside the many "sheds" built behind the houses in Hughenden Road!
Perhaps they should start looking inside the many "sheds" built behind the houses in Hughenden Road! Peter Cyprus
  • Score: 9

9:32pm Fri 7 Mar 14

EricBrown says...

I very much doubt this illegal will be deported back to Pakistan. I very much suspect after a few weeks, he will be bailed to return to a hearing at a later date and then never been seen again. Or maybe he will marry his niece and then claim his 'yuman rites' to a family inbred life have been violated.
He should have been on the next available plane.

No much hou much the Government of the day huff and puff, our borders are porous, the damage done and short of a revolution, there is no going back.
I very much doubt this illegal will be deported back to Pakistan. I very much suspect after a few weeks, he will be bailed to return to a hearing at a later date and then never been seen again. Or maybe he will marry his niece and then claim his 'yuman rites' to a family inbred life have been violated. He should have been on the next available plane. No much hou much the Government of the day huff and puff, our borders are porous, the damage done and short of a revolution, there is no going back. EricBrown
  • Score: 10

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