Kingsclere Londis employee arrested and detained by Immigration Enforcement
An employee at a convenience store has been arrested by Immigration Enforcement officers and is currently being held in immigration detention.
Immigration Enforcement officers visited Londis in Swan Street in Kingsclere at 10.20am on Wednesday, November 22.
Acting on intelligence, the officers visited the shop under section 179 of the licensing act.
One male was arrested and is now being held in immigration detention.
A civil penalty referral notice has been served by the Home Office on the employer.
A Home Office spokesperson said: “The government is tackling illegal immigration and the harm it causes by removing those with no right to be in the UK.
“We continue to work with law enforcement agencies to tackle illegal migration in all its forms.
“Illegal working cheats honest workers out of employment, puts vulnerable people at risk, and defrauds the public purse.”
The franchise owner of the Swan Street Londis store has been approached for comment.
New ownership took over the village shop – which was previously a McColl’s – in July after the nationwide convenience store chain when into administration.
Londis was recently the scene of another incident when in September, a disgruntled convenience shop employee ‘stole’ the entire contents of the shop’s safe before handing it over to the police in a bid to get paid.