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Immigration officers have arrested 17 illegal workers following a series of raids in Didcot last night.

Officers from the Home Office visited six restaurants and takeaways in Broadway in the town centre at 6.25pm yesterday.

All those arrested have been detained pending removal from the UK, with the exception of three who have been placed on immigration bail while their cases are investigated.

The officers raided Indian Dreams, where they arrested five Bangladeshi men aged between 27 and 38, Kolkata, where they arrested five Bangladeshi men aged between 25 and 50, Broadway Spice, where three Bangladeshi men aged 30, 37 and 40 were arrested, Angel Falls, where a 24-year-old Bangladeshi man and a 25-year-old Pakistani man were arrested, Prince of India, where a 39-year-old Bangladeshi man was arrested, and Spices Tandoori, where they arrested a 33-year-old Bangladeshi man.