Illegal immigrant found during Tia Sharp search facing deportation
AN ILLEGAL immigrant stumbled upon by New Addington residents during the night is facing deportation.
Dominic Anozie, 31, was found hiding inside an abandoned school building in Layhams Road just beyond the "mad mile", by a group searching for Tia Sharp when the schoolgirl was missing.
Anozie, who was working as a guard for security firm A3, was arrested on site on Tuesday, August 7, at 11.15pm, before it was later found he was here illegally after his student visa expired in May.
Reece Brett, 18, of New Addington, said: "It was weird.
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"It was when we were searching for Tia. We saw him in the building as we were searching and then we called the police and they just arrested him straight away.
"We went upstairs in the abandoned part of this school and one of the lads saw him laying on the floor and he wasn't waking up. So we went back outside and called police.
"We were told that he was an immigrant and he was being taken away to be questioned."
A UK Border Agency spokesperson confirmed enquiries are being made about deporting Anozie as soon as possible. He is not in custody.
The spokesperson added: "The Government is determined to crack down on illegal immigrants and anyone found living or working here illegally is liable to be detained and removed.
"Those with no right to be in the UK must leave the country. If they do not go voluntarily we will enforce their removal."
The UK Border Agency would not disclose Anozie's nationality but police said he was from Belvedere in Kent.