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Immigration officers arrested a 30-year-old Bangladeshi man at Eastern Eye in Sandown on Friday, just hours after arresting a 29-year-old Albanian man in Cowes.

As previously reported by Island Echo, Home Office officials visited a car wash at Somerton, Cowes on Friday afternoon. It was there that they arrested a man for entering the UK illegally.

It has now been confirmed that officers also visited Eastern Eye on High Street, Sandown at approximately 18:00 on Friday evening. A 30-year-old Bangladeshi man was arrested as he was found to have overstayed his visa. He has been detained pending removal from the UK.

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Both operations were supported by officers from Hampshire Constabulary.

Anyone with information about suspected immigration abuse can report it at or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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