Filipino restaurant worker detained in Hastings

Home Office Immigration
Home Office Immigration

A Filipino woman working in a restaurant in Hastings has been detained after police found her to be working illegally.

Acting on intelligence, immigration enforcement officers arrested the 47-year-old woman at Siam 2 Thai Restaurant on George Street at approximately 8.25pm on Friday, November 13.

The woman is currently detained pending her removal from the UK.

The business was served with a notice warning a financial penalty of up to £20,000 per illegal worker arrested could be imposed.

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This article was changed shortly after publication to reflect that a fine 'could' be imposed, rather than will definitely be imposed.

A photo of police was also changed to a photo of the Immigration Service.