Oct 2 2012 by Hannah Bewley, Harrow Observer
SEVEN people were arrested by immigration officials at a small terraced house where 10 others were also living.
The UK Border Agency raided the mid-terrace property in Union Road, Wembley, on Wednesday morning and found a total of 17 people.
Two men attempted to flee the house but were caught by officers who then carried out checks on the pair and others living at the property.
Five Indian men, all aged between 24 and 44, and a 49-year-old Sri Lankan man were found to be in the UK illegally because they had overstayed their visas.
A 42-year-old Indian woman was also arrested for entering the UK illegally.
Six of those arrested at the house were detained pending their removal from the UK. The seventh individual, an Indian man, was granted immigration bail while the UK Border Agency deals with his case.
If he is found to have no right to remain in the UK, he will also face removal from the country.
Assistant director Sarah Burton, from the UK Border Agency, said: “This was the latest in a series of operations and UK Border Agency officers are carrying out raids like this across London almost every day.
“We continue to gather intelligence about people who remain in the UK in breach of their visa conditions and we are taking action against those not entitled to be here. My message to those who have no right to be in the UK is that you must leave the country.”
Photo: A previous Border Agency raid.