Friday, December 3, 2021
spot_img
HomeNewsVideo goes viral of immigration officers being ‘verbally abused’ in Peckham

Video goes viral of immigration officers being ‘verbally abused’ in Peckham

Video footage released this week shows immigration officers being verbally abused as they made arrests in Peckham earlier this month.

As part of an operation to target illegal working, Home Office Immigration Enforcement Officers visited two businesses in Rye Lane on May 13.

Three men were arrested at K&K Butchers after they were found to be in breach of their visas. They have been released and ordered to report regularly to the Home Office while their cases are progressed.

But while the officers went about their work, they were “confronted by members of the public unhappy with their presence and were subjected to some verbal abuse,” according to a Home office spokesperson.

A video of the commotion in Rye Lane has been viewed over 350,000 times online and attracted hundreds of impassioned comments from both sides of the debate.

In the footage three immigration officers can be seen tussling with members of an angry crowd in the middle of the street and as the officer’s leave in their van, the crowd cheers. No one was injured.

A Home Office spokesperson said:  “These arrests send a clear message to those who believe they can abuse the UK’s immigration laws. Anyone who is found to be here illegally will face removal from the country.

“We would urge anyone with detailed and specific information about suspected immigration abuse to get in touch.”

Facebook comments about immigration officers fleeing Peckham

 

RELATED ARTICLES

Most Popular

Recent Comments

Michael Peacock on The King of Nunhead
EricEatsPickles on Letters to the editor: 09/11/17
Bermonds03 on Rye Station
WesternApproaches on When The Blitz came to Southwark
WesternApproaches on When The Blitz came to Southwark
WesternApproaches on When The Blitz came to Southwark
Peter Bavington on Letters to the editor: 08/12/16
Darren McCreery on Letters: 25/05/16
Paula Griffin on Letters: 25/05/16
Catherine Stephens on COLUMN: Harriet Harman MP
Terrie Walker Amor on £5k raised for brave Southwark kids
Francis Githaiga on GALLERY: Walworth’s Got Talent!
Charlotté India Péto on TOMMY BLACKMORE: Photos and tributes
Jemma Louise Dwyer on Competition: WIN a bike worth £500!
SAMANTHA JANE HATTON on Tributes pour in for Barry Al