A Cardiff councillor has levelled an astonishing broadside at the UK Border Agency by accusing the authority of "indirect racism".

Riverside councillor Mohammed Islam claims officers have targeted businesses in his ward following an incident last year where another councillor passed a constituent's tip-off to officials.

Coun Islam, who has represented the ward since June 2004, claims UKBA is "basically going to every single Asian and ethnic minority business" in the area to check whether staff are legally entitled to work.

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