Local restaurant hit by immigration raid

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A POPULAR local Chinese restaurant was raided by Police and immigration control staff on Friday evening.

Three members of staff were placed under arrest and it was later confirmed that they were working in the UK illegally.

The Peking Palace, Charleton Road, had been the subject of a tip-off to local police.

Local Community Police Constable Alistair Hutchison led the raid.

He was joined by members of the UK Border Agency (UKBA).

The raiding party took command of the restaurant, and turned away intending diners.

However, reports indicate that the following day, the restaurant and take-away were open again for business.

The raid is further evidence of the UKBA’s determination to rid Angus of illegal workers.

Earlier this year UKBA and Police targeted the Bengal Restaurants in Monifieth and Forfar, and the Swan in Kirriemuir.

During these raids, 16 workers in total were detained.