Two people arrested at the City of Coventry Stadium last week have been removed from the UK.
The two men, aged 24 and 21, were arrested during checks on staff applying for accreditation to work at the stadium during the Olympics.
The UK Border Agency found both had overstayed their visas. They were taken into detention and were returned to Pakistan yesterday (25 July).
“These arrests show that our security checks are working. As part of the process for allowing staff to work at the Olympics, we examine immigration and criminal records, and accreditation will be refused to anyone who is not entitled to live or work in the UK.
“The responsibility for ensuring that employees have the right to work in the UK rests with the employer. The UK Border Agency is working closely with employers and contractors at Olympics venues to prevent illegal working.
“Our message to people who are in the UK illegally is that they must leave. As these cases make clear, if they refuse to do so we will enforce their removal.”
– Chief Immigration Officer David Burr, from the Local Immigration Team for the West Midlands