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Lowestoft diner's immigrants fine threat

PUBLISHED: 11:10 26 September 2009 | UPDATED: 14:17 06 July 2010

A LOWESTOFT restaurant is facing another hefty fine after being caught employing illegal workers for a second time.

The China Diner, in High Street, was raided by UK Border Agency officers on Thursday evening.

A LOWESTOFT restaurant is facing another hefty fine after being caught employing illegal workers for a second time.

The China Diner, in High Street, was raided by UK Border Agency officers on Thursday evening.

Four Chinese members of staff were found to be working at the restaurant illegally.

The four - a 23-year-old man who was breaching his student visa, a 43-year-old male failed asylum seeker, a 41-year-old female failed asylum seeker, and a 44-year-old male failed asylum seeker - have all been detained while arrangements are made for their removal from the UK.

The China Diner now faces a fine of up to £40,000 unless it can prove that the correct pre-employment checks were carried out.


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