Feb 19 2013 by Hannah Bewley, Harrow Observer
uk borders agency
SEVEN people have been arrested and face being removed from the country following a police raid.
Acting on intelligence, officers from the UK Border Agency visited a three-bedroom flat in Newland Court, Forty Avenue, Wembley, at about 6am on Monday, where they carried out immigration checks.
Ten Indian nationals living in the flat were found to be in the country illegally. Four women and three men, all aged between 30 and 51, were found to have over-stayed their visas. They were arrested and detained pending their removal from the UK.
Three further individuals, a 37-year-old man and 26-year-old woman who had also over-stayed their visas, together with their one-year-old child, were granted immigration bail and will now have to report regularly to the UK Border Agency while steps are taken to remove them at the earliest opportunity.
Immigration Inspector Dick Stratton, from the UK Border Agency, said: “My officers are carrying out operations like this almost every day and more are planned.
“For those who are in living and working in the country illegally, there is no hiding place.”
Anyone who has information on immigration crime can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 anonymously or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org.