Five illegal immigrants arrested in Norwich raids

Five illegal immigrants were arrested by the UK Border Agency in Norwich in January.

In the most recent operation, a property in Dereham Road was visited on Monday, January 30, at 6.20pm. Checks revealed that one of the occupants – a 20-year-old Chinese woman – had overstayed her visa.

Another resident at the address – a 34-year-old man from Tanzania – was arrested later that evening at his place of work. He had submitted a fake document to support his application for further leave to remain in the country. Both were taken into UK Border Agency detention before being returned to their home countries.

At 6.30pm on Thursday, January 26, officers visited an address in Godric Place, where one of the occupants attempted to escape by fleeing from a first floor balcony. Checks revealed the 28-year-old Albanian had entered the UK illegally. He has been placed in detention pending his removal from the country.

On January 19, officers arrested two people at an address in Clifton Street. One was a 22-year-old Zambian man who had submitted fake documents as part of an application to extend his stay in the country. The other was a 21-year-old Kenyan woman who had overstayed her visa. Both have since been removed from the country. Chief Immigration Officer Linda Thompson said: 'We are cracking down on immigration abuse across the region and this is a good start to the year.'

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