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ECP reaction to immigration raid

Euro Car Parts said it expects to be completely exonerated following a raid on its Wembley headquarters by immigration officials.

Officials from the UK Borders Agency raided the business at the end of August and took away eight employees for questioning.

It has since confirmed that three people employed by the parts distributor are being deported.

ECP insisted it has “rigorous” checking procedures for potential employees and said they are monitored to be in line with employment regulations.

Checks on applicants

The Wembley head office employs around 350 people across 40 different nationalities.

“As soon as anyone applies for a job at ECP, the HR department go through a rigorous inspection process and use external sources for compliance, before employment is offered,” said a spokesman.

“At all times, ECP goes out of its way to do everything possible to make sure that it employs legitimate people and will never knowingly employ someone that has no right to work in the UK.

No charges made

ECP is confident that it will be totally vindicated with regards to this matter.”

“This is an ongoing investigation and ECP initially thought it improper to comment until it has come to an end.

"However, we (ECP) were very surprised with the way it was handled, we have submitted all the relevant paperwork and not a single charge has been made against us,” said the spokesman.

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