A CAR wash in Ulverston was raided by immigration officers.

Home Office officials visited the Top Shine car wash based near the auction mart in North Lonsdale Terrace in Ulverston on Tuesday.

A number of individuals were spoken to but no further action was taken and no one was arrested.

A Home Office spokesman said: “Immigration enforcement visited business premises at North Lonsdale Terrace, Ulverston, on Tuesday October 18.

"No immigration arrests were made and no further action was taken.

"All immigration enforcement visits are intelligence led."

The visit follows raids on businesses in Barrow and Carlisle earlier this week, as part of a joint operation between police, the Home Office and the Health and Safety Executive.

A total of 15 people in Carlisle, and 12 men in Barrow, were spoken to during the visits on Monday. No offences were identified regarding modern day slavery legislation and no offences were identified in terms of immigration offences.

Earlier this month, a failed asylum seeker from Albania was found to be working illegally at the Strand car wash in Barrow, opposite Morrisons.

The government officers checked all members of staff to establish whether they had the right to live and work in the UK.

One man, a 25-year-old from Albania, was a failed asylum seeker working illegally. He was taken to a detention centre and will eventually be deported back to his home country.

The owners of the Barrow car wash now face paying a fine of £20,000 unless they can prove they checked the man's documents prior to giving him a job.