A TAKEAWAY has been fined £60,000 for employing 'illegal' workers.

Bosses at Mithali in Barrow were handed a fine by the Home Office following an immigration raid.

Four arrests were made at the Cavendish Street takeaway after the enforcement visit, the government department said.

Details of the civil penalty emerged after a data release on the Government website. 

The fine was issued to the takeaway between October and December last year.

The Home Office said an immigration enforcement visit was conducted at the premises on March 18 2021.

According to the department, four people were arrested – one Indian man and three Bangladeshi men – for suspected immigration offences.

A Home Office spokesperson said: “The government is tackling illegal immigration and the harm it causes by removing those with no right to be in the UK.

“We continue to work with law enforcement agencies to tackle illegal migration in all its forms.

"Our New Plan for Immigration will fix the broken system; making it fair to those in genuine need and firm on those who seek to abuse it.”

Another Barrow takeaway previously received a fine for employing 'illegal' workers.

China Town in Dalton Road was fined £20,000 by the Government after it was discovered one worker did not have permission to work in the UK.

Although recently made public, the fine was issued in 2021 and related to an immigration raid at the Dalton Road takeaway in 2020.

And in June, two employees at a Barrow car wash were said to have been found working in the UK 'illegally' after immigration officers carried out a raid.

Immigration enforcement officers visited the Shiny Hand Car Wash in Barrow following a tip-off.

Two men, from Iraq and Iran, were working illegally at the business in Roose Road, the Home Office said.

A Home Office spokeswoman said neither of them had permission to work in the UK.

The men were released on immigration bail following the visit.

The car wash was served a referral notice by the Home Office and faces a fine of up to £40,000 if it cannot be proved the two men had the right to work in the UK.