Butcher faces fine over illegal worker

A butcher's shop in Coventry has been warned it could face a £10,000 fine after an illegal immigrant was found working there.

Officers from the UK Border Agency swooped on the Heikh Brothers premises in Foleshill and detained a failed asylum seeker from Afghanistan.

The UKBA has the power to impose on-the-spot fines of up to £10,000 per illegal worker found.

To avoid the fine, the business must now show the UK Border Agency that correct right-to-work checks were carried out.

Speaking following the raid, Gail Adams, UKBA regional director, commented: "We are working hard to pull the plug on the illegal jobs that lure illegal immigrants to come to the UK in the first place.

"Illegal working is unfair on honest employers who recruit staff with the right to work in the UK and who pay them a proper salary.

"Employers who don't play by the rules will get struck off our register, lose the right to recruit staff from outside Europe, face on-the-spot fines and could potentially end up in jail."

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