Adam Ant’s Home Raided By U.K. Border Police

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January 17, 2012 | 4:05am EST

Adam Ant’s home was raided by U.K. border police on Monday as part of an operation to remove an alleged illegal immigrant from the pop star’s London property.
Officers swooped on the Prince Charming hitmaker’s house in the Knightsbridge area in the early hours of the morning and arrested a 36-year-old woman, who is thought to have overstayed her visa.

According to Britain’s Daily Mirror, six officers took the woman into custody.

Ant’s lawyer Dean Dunham confirmed the woman is a friend of the singer and has tried to extend her visa to stay in the U.K.

He says, “This lady is one of Adam’s friends. She is co-operating fully with the authorities. She had attempted to make the correct applications to extend her visa but the authorities had been dealing with the wrong address.”

A statement from the U.K. Border Agency reads, “A 36-year-old Japanese national was arrested for immigration offenses at an address in the Knightsbridge area and is now detained, pending her removal from the U.K.

“Our officers carry out hundreds of operations like this every year across London, and where we find people who are in the U.K. illegally we will seek to remove them.”

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