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Arrest pictureTwo chefs working at Bishop’s Stortford’s Pizza Express have been arrested by the UK Border Agency. Acting on intelligence, officers visited the North Street restaurant at 1100 on Thursday 30 July, sealed the exits and arrested two men – a 29-year-old Palestinian and a 40-year-old Egyptian. Both were taken to Hoddesdon Police Station where they were charged with false document and fraud offences. Officers subsequently visited the 29-year-old’s South Street home where they found a 35-year-old Egyptian who was living in the United Kingdom illegally. He voluntarily produced his Egyptian passport and was removed from the United Kingdom back to Egypt on Sunday 2 August. The two chefs appeared at Hatfield Magistrates Court on Friday 31 July and have been remanded in custody until 5 October when they are due to appear at St Albans Crown Court. Pizza Express fully co-operated with the UK Border Agency investigations and will not face any action.
From UKBA

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