VIDEO: Immigration officers target Ilford Lane businesses in surprise operation

Ilford Lane action day - enforcement officers from all different departments such as street cleaning, planning, trading...

Ilford Lane action day - enforcement officers from all different departments such as street cleaning, planning, trading standards etc, joining together for a blitz of Ilford Lane, an area known for issues such as prostitution. - Credit: Archant

Illegal workers were targeted during a joint operation involving immigration, customs, council and police officers this week.

Businesses in Ilford Lane received a surprise visit from around 40 officers, who caused quite a stir.

We joined them for the day to see what is being done to root out people working illegally in the borough.