A database of allegations of illegal immigration received 48,660 complaints in just nine months - approximately 178 per day - a group of influential MPs have revealed.
The stats were published in a report into immigration and UK Borders by the Home Affairs select committee. They found:
- Immigration Enforcement officers carried out 2,695 investigations with visits because of allegations made to them from September to May this year.
- In that time 1,840 arrests were made.
- 660 people were removed from the UK.