Immigrants held after being caught working in Bangor nightspots


Tomos Hughes


THREE Nigerian men working in different Bangor nightspots have been arrested for immigration offences.

In a joint operation between North Wales Police and the UK Border Agency, officers raided Varsity, Yates’s and Peep nightclub.

A toilet attendant working in Varsity was found to be in the UK illegally after over-staying his visa, while at Yates’s, a second Nigerian toilet attendant was arrested.

Checks revealed he had entered the country illegally.

A third Nigerian man was arrested at Peep nightclub, for working in breach of the conditions of his visit visa.

All three were taken to St Asaph police station.

The man working at Yates’s is to be deported from the country, while the other two have been transferred to immigration detention to await removal.

Richard Johnson, of the UK Border Agency, said: “Immigration offenders should know that there is no hiding place and that where we find people who are in the UK illegally we will seek to remove them.

“We are sending a simple, clear message to people who are breaking the law – more raids are planned and you will be caught.”

Anyone who has information on suspected immigration offenders in Wales can visit or contact the UK Border Agency on 029 2092 4727.

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