Police have attended a building site in Blackdown Business Park over suspected immigration concerns.
Wellington's neighbourhood policing team deployed two police cars to the old Bathroom Village warehouse on Tuesday, July 4, at the request of UK Border Force.
The site has been vacant since Bathroom Village relocated to Taunton last year. It is now managed by Galaxy Real Estate, and works are underway to convert the building into commercial units.
When the Wellington Weekly visited the building site, the workers, who appeared unable to speak English, could not say who they were working for.
Two workers were seen ripping out large parts of the building interior without any personal protective equipment. One worker was seen atop a makeshift scaffold which appeared to use roofing batten in the place of scaffold boards as a platform.
Following the visit by police the two workers were no longer seen on the site when the Wellington Weekly visited. Two new workers were there, and a van was seen on site belonging to Bawa Shop Front and Shutters.
When contacted, the owner of the company, Mrs Harbans Kaur, said she was not aware of the police visit, and said some of the firm's workers were recruited by an agency.
The building company is headquartered in Birmingham. Companies House filing records show the firm declared it employed an average of one person between February 28 2022 and 2023, and posted net assets of £2910 in their latest filing.
Galaxy Real Estate said they did not employ workers on site, but recommended trusted builders to their clients. The director of Galaxy Real Estate, Ash Sachdeva, was approached for comment but did not respond before publication.
It is not yet known if the site is the subject of an active investigation by the UK Border Force. The Home Office has been approached for comment.