Up to 150 foreign Byron Burger staff may have gone into hiding today after 35 colleagues were rounded up in an immigration sting allegedly set up by the company.
Workers at 15 restaurants in London were lured to work at 9.30am on July 4 on the pretence of a health and safety meeting only to come face to face with border force staff.
The Home Office confirmed last night that 35 employees from Albania, Brazil, Nepal and Egypt were held in early morning raids and face deportation.
The workers, who had allegedly obtained jobs using false documents, were interviewed and arrested on suspicion of breaching immigration laws.
According to the campaign group ‘SHAME on BYRON – No one is Illegal’ up to 150 other staff have now gone into hiding fearing they might be thrown out of Britain.