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Wirral restaurant has licence altered after employing illegal immigrants
12:40pm Wednesday 31st October 2012 in News
A WIRRAL restaurant has had its licence altered after illegal immigrants were found to be working there.
The borough's licensing committee imposed new conditions on permit of The Ruhi Balti House in Woodchurch Road, Birkenhead, at a meeting on October 17.
The ruling came after a 40-year-old man from Prenton was arrested on suspicion of theft of gas and electricity as well as money laundering.
He was bailed pending further enquiries.
Three illegal immigrants were also discovered at the restaurant, two of whom have now been deported while the third is appealing his deportation.
The licensing meeting, which was held at Wallasey Town Hall, saw the designated premises supervisor (DPS) being removed.
And Merseyside Police's licensing sergeant Pete Jenkins warned other business that they will be caught.
Sgt Jenkins said: "Merseyside Police takes the employment of illegal immigrants very seriously and works closely with UKBA.
"Illegal working has a serious impact on communities, taking jobs from those who are genuinely allowed to work.
"Businesses that don't abide by the law should be warned that they will be found and they will be brought to justice."
Anyone with any information can call Merseyside Police on 101, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.