Friday, 17 Sep 2010
Eleven people were arrested in the dawn raid
Eleven alleged illegal immigrants living in tin-roofed cabins in London have been arrested by UK Border Agency officers.
More than 50 people were found living in cramped conditions in the three small terraced houses and in a number of outhouses that had been built behind the properties.
Close work with police
Steve Fisher, head of the UK Border Agency's Brent local immigration team, said: 'This is the latest in a series of operations designed to find and remove those who have no right to live or work in the UK.
'We continue to work closely with the police, Brent Council and other agencies to target those who are here illegally, and more raids like this are planned across London.'
Removal from UK
The UK Border Agency will now take steps to remove the seven Filipino women, three Chinese men and one Chinese woman from the UK.
Meanwhile, the landlord of the property now faces investigation by council planning and health and safety officials.
Anyone with information about immigration crime can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or report it online on the Crimestoppers website.