Two illegal immigrants arrested in Lincolnshire
Two illegal immigrants have been caught in Grantham by the UK Border Agency.
A Chinese man, aged 37, was arrested and detained when he reported to Grantham police station on August 6.
The man had previously been caught working illegally at Emperor's Kitchen, in Westgate, in the town, and was placed on bail while the Border Agency considered his case.
After his arrest, officers paid another visit to Emperor's Kitchen in order to search for documents to help return him to China.
While at the takeaway, officers caught another Chinese man, 33, found to be a failed asylum seeker. He was also arrested.
During the search, four counterfeit passports were found – three Chinese and a French passport – which included the 37-year-old man's photograph.
Officers also found approximately £8,000 in cash at the premises, most of which had been placed on top of a wardrobe.
On August 7, an order was made under the Proceeds of Crime Act at Spalding Magistrates' Court authorising the continued detention of the cash seized to allow for Lincolnshire Police investigations to continue into its derivation.
Both illegal immigrants were detained while action is taken to remove them from the UK as soon as possible.