05 July 2010

Woman without a UK Visa removed from the country twice in same day

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A Bolivian woman failed on two separate attempts to enter the UK illegally on the same day, the UK Border Agency has said.

The 41 year old woman arrived in Pembroke on board a ferry from the Republic of Ireland at 02:55 on 25 June, and she was stopped and refused entry by police who found she did not have UK Visa.

At 17:00 on the same day, the woman arrived at Holyhead on another ferry from Ireland. This time, UK Border Agency officers stopped the woman and documents found in her bags indicated that she intended to work illegally in the UK and she later admitted that this was the case.

She was refused entry and removed to Ireland for a second time.

The UK Border Agency retains records of people who have been refused entry or removed from the UK.

Jane Farleigh, regional director of the UK Border Agency in Wales and the South West, said: “The UK Border Agency has officers at the UK's ports and airports to prevent fraudulent attempts to enter the country and to protect our borders from those intent on abusing the system”.

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