One man was arrested at an Indian restaurant following an immigration raid in Stroud.

A Bangladeshi man was arrested by enforcement officers at the Rajdoot Restaurant on Gloucester Street on Friday, April 26.

Immigration checks found the 29-year-old man had overstayed his visa and he was detained pending his removal from the UK.

A spokesman for the Home Office said: "Acting on intelligence, Immigration Enforcement officers visited the Rajdoot at around 5.30pm.

"Immigration checks identified five Bangladeshi men who had no permission to work.

"A 29-year-old man who had overstayed his visa was detained pending his removal from the UK.

"A further four men, aged between 33 and 73 – who have ongoing immigration cases, but no permission to work - must report regularly to the Home Office while their cases are dealt with.

"Rajdoot was served a Civil Penalty Referral Notice warning that a financial penalty of up to £20,000 per illegal worker will be imposed unless the employers can demonstrate that appropriate right-to-work document checks were carried out, such as seeing a passport or Home Office document confirming permission to work.

"If proof is not provided, this is a potential total of up to £100,000."

An eyewitness at the scene said: "I saw one man led by officers to the van."

It is thought the officers spent around two and a half hours at the restaurant.