British car wash owner faces fine of £40,000
The owner of a car wash in Great Brittain could face a hefty fine after two employees were arrested at the site. Both turned out to be in in breach of their Asylum Bail.
Officers attended the car wash business in the town of Chippenham last week to check all employees, as well as their working conditions and immigration status, an article in the Wiltshire Times learns.
Two of the four males working on site were found to be working in breach of their Asylum Bail conditions and were arrested by the Immigration Service.
The owner of the unidentified car wash can be fined up to £20,000 per person arrested.
According to police officer Jamie Ball, their unit is “actively checking MSHT sites to identify victims of modern slavery.”
In the UK alone, there are estimated to be over 100,000 victims silently hidden in places like car washes, brothels, nail bars and restaurants, Ball added.