Police Inundated With Calls After Raid at Southall Garage

11 people were arrested - the investigation continues

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Police have received more than 200 calls from the public after a raid on a garage in Southall and have set up a dedicated email address to help with the investigation.

Eleven people were arrested when up to 75 officers raided Bray Engineering in Brent Road, Southal , and two properties in Guildford, Surrey (17th May).

A Metropolitan Police statement said the action was taken following a number of complaints from the public.

Alleged offences included assault, theft from motor vehicles, theft of motor vehicles and fraud.

About 30 people were working at the garage when police from the territorial support group turned up in six vehicles.

The raid also involved officers from Trading Standards, the UK Border Agency and the Department for Work and Pensions.

Garage owner Paul Dockerill, 45, and his son Martin, 23, both from Guildford, were arrested at the business premises.

Of those arrested two men were being held on suspicion of conspiracy to commit fraud, three on suspicion of assault, three over alleged immigration offences and one over suspected immigration and driving offences.

Police say that since the arrests more than 200 people have called them and now a
dedicated email address has been set up to deal with the inquiries.

If there is something you wish to discuss regarding this business, please email your contact details to the investigation team at:



May 28th 2011