Man arrested at Ballycastle takeaway to be deported

A Pakistani man arrested at a Ballycastle takeaway is set to be deported, it was confirmed today.

The 54-year-old was detained by the Border Agency at the King Kebab in Castle Street on Friday.

He was arrested for working in breach of his visa conditions and is being held while steps are taken to remove him from the UK.

Mike Golden, assistant director of the UK Border Agency in Northern Ireland, said: “This is the latest in a series of operations we’ve carried out to tackle immigration crime in Northern Ireland, and more are planned.

“Illegal working has a serious impact on communities, taking jobs from those who are genuinely allowed to work. Businesses which operate outside the law should be warned that they will be found and they will be punished.”

The King Kebab could be facing a £10,000 (€11,372) fine if it fails to prove staff were checked before being employed at the takeaway.

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