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Jury out in Chinese laundry illegal immigrant trial

Man Kung Wong (left) and Qing Wu
Mr Wong (left) and Mr Wu both deny all the charges

A jury has retired to consider its verdict on two men accused of employing 23 illegal immigrants in Hampshire.

Man Kung Wong, 45, of Portsmouth, and Qing Wu, 42, of Sandhurst, Berkshire, are accused of taking the immigrants on at Universal Chinese Laundry in Alton.

It is alleged the pair kept the staff in a hidden block with no natural light before they were discovered in 2008.

At Winchester Crown Court, both pleaded not guilty to 23 counts of assisting unlawful immigration.

The jury was later sent home by the judge to continue its deliberations on Friday.



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