Nine suspected illegal immigrants were arrested during a raid at a South Hiendley abattoir.

Officers from the Home Office visited the Al-Ummah Halal Poultry chicken abattoir at Old Colliery Farm, Main Street, at 2.45am on Wednesday, July 10, and carried out checks on staff arriving for work.

Eight Pakistani men were arrested on suspicion of overstaying their visas. Another 22-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of being a failed asylum seeker from Afghanistan.

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