'Illegal immigrants' held in nursing home raid
Thirteen suspected illegal immigrants have been detained following a raid at a nursing home, the UK Border Agency (UKBA) said today.
Assisted by Hampshire police, the UKBA targeted the Linford Park Nursing Home in Ringwood, Hampshire, yesterday following concerns raised about care for a resident at the centre.
Police have arrested four people in connection with care at the home.
A 62-year-old man from Christchurch, a 61-year-old woman from London and a 78-year-old man from London were arrested yesterday on suspicion of neglect.
They have been released on police bail until October 14 pending further inquiries, according to Hampshire police.
A 47-year-old man from Ringwood was also arrested today on suspicion of neglect.
A police spokeswoman said: "It is believed that those arrested are responsible for the management of the care home or for the care of the residents."
A UKBA spokesman said: "On 29 July UK Border Agency officers, supported by Hampshire Adult Services, conducted an operation at Linford Park Nursing Home, Poulner, Ringwood.
"The operation was intelligence led and targeted immigration offenders working illegally at the home.
"Thirteen people were found working illegally. Two were dealt with at the scene and have been released on immigration bail, a further 11 were detained and remain in detention.
"The 11 were eight females from Ghana, Malawi, and the Philippines and three males from Ghana and the Philippines."
MH17 crash: Investigators discover more human remains and 'huge section of plane'
Susan Sarandon on David Bowie romance: 'He's worth idolising'
Students offered grants if they tweet pro-Israeli propaganda
A day in the life of Vladimir Putin: The dictator in his labyrinth
Exclusive: Cameron’s ‘Big Society’ in tatters as charity watchdog launches investigation into claims of Government funding misuse
The 'scroungers’ fight back: The welfare claimants battling to alter stereotypes
Arizona execution lasts two hours as killer Joseph Wood left 'snorting and gasping' for air
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Ukrainian military jet was flying close to passenger plane before it was shot down, says Russian officer
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Massive rise in sale of British arms to Russia
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: victims’ bodies bundled in black bags and loaded onto trains
John Barrowman praised for Commonwealth Games opening ceremony gay kiss
- 1 Is Gideon Levy the most hated man in Israel or just the most heroic?
- 2 Students offered grants if they tweet pro-Israeli propaganda
- 3 Satellite full of sexually experimental geckos adrift in space, Russia loses control of mission
- 4 Exclusive: Cameron’s ‘Big Society’ in tatters as charity watchdog launches investigation into claims of Government funding misuse
- 5 Israel has discovered that it's no longer so easy to get away with murder in the age of social media