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Man arrested in Lincoln car wash immigration raid

An Albanian man was arrested after Home Office Immigration Enforcement officers raided a car wash in South Hykeham.

Acting on intelligence, officers went to the Hand Car Wash on Newark Road on Wednesday, May 21 at 3.50pm.

The 23-year-old Albanian man was arrested for entering the UK illegally. He is now in immigration detention while investigations continue into his case.

The car wash is situated behind the Jet garage on Newark Road. Photo: Google Street View
The car wash is situated behind the Jet garage on Newark Road. Photo: Google Street View

Hand Car Wash will be served a notice warning and are liable for a fine of up to £20,000 for employing an illegal worker, unless evidence is provided that they carried out legally required pre-employment checks such as seeing a passport or Home Office document.

A Home Office spokesperson said: “Illegal working is not victimless. It defrauds the taxpayer, undercuts honest employers and cheats legitimate job seekers out of employment opportunities. Our enforcement visits are intelligence-led and timed to maximise their effectiveness.

“We would urge members of the public with information about suspected immigration abuse to get in touch.”