End of the road for Wania restaurant


An Indian restaurant in Horncastle, which is at the centre of allegations about an illegal worker and licensing issues, has ceased trading.

The Wania Restaurant and Takeaway, located in West Street, apparently closed last Sunday.

No-one from the restaurant was available for comment but a written notice in the doorway confirmed the closure.

Sources indicate other businesses in the town have already bought unwanted goods from the restaurant.

One business owner told the News: “It shut last Sunday. I think they (the owners) have had enough.”

The restaurant was raided by staff from the UK Border Agency last June. They found a 25-year-old man from Bangladesh hiding in a cupboard under the stairs.

The Home Office warned that restaurant owner - Sitab Ali - could face a £20,000 fine for employing an illegal worked.

The restaurant licence was also revoked although an appeal has been going through the courts.