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'Illegal workers' detained in Kirkwall and Wick

Sixteen men have been detained by immigration enforcement officers after an operation in the north of Scotland.

Three restaurants - Dil Se and Indian Garden, both in Kirkwall in Orkney, and Spice Tandoori in Wick - were targeted.

Fifteen Bangladeshi men and a Nepalese man, aged between 23 and 47, were detained.

A Home Office spokesman said the business owners involved faced large fines if they could not prove that proper checks were carried out.

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