Border police swooped on town centre businesses in Faversham alongside firefighters, housing and environmental health officers in a secret spot-check.
Seven premises, including cafes and restaurants, received random visits from the team, which checked for illegal immigrants and hygiene and fire safety breaches on Friday last week.Woohoo! At last! How many did they catch?
No arrests were made...*sigh*
Karyn Dunning, head of the Border Agency's Immigration Team in Kent, said the exercise was an "excellent example" of cooperation between Kent Police and council officers...Apart from that wholesale failure to catch anyone, I guess? Still, just another pointless exercise.
Why pick sleepy Faversham, though?
As one of the towns along the route of the Olympic torch relay, Faversham is likely to come under increased scrutiny from emergency and security services and more secret checks are planned.Ah.
H/T: Rob Cullen via email