Friday, April 4, 2008

Asylum Seekers Put in "Top Seafront Hotels"

Mid Sussex Today [UK]
3 April 2008

Hoaxers behind asylum request

By Annemarie Field

A hoaxer is behind a spoof operation to place Iraqi and Afghan asylum seekers in top seafront hotels in Eastbourne.

Hotels in the town were contacted last Friday by two men purporting to be immigration officers from Dover asking them to take in male and female asylum seekers aged 12 to 60 from the war-torn region, and pledged to pay £50 per person per night.

The hoaxer requested two weeks bed, breakfast and dinner accommodation and said the asylum seekers were expected to arrive in the town last weekend. [...]