A CHINESE takeaway could lose its licence after a Home Office investigation found evidence of illegal workers at the premises.

Blaenau Gwent council's licensing sub-committee is set to consider an application to review the premises licence of Kung Fu Takeaway in Church Street, Ebbw Vale.

It comes after an immigration enforcement visit was made at the takeaway on March 29 last year.

An application to review the licence from the Home Office says: "Officers encountered two subjects with no right to work, who were arrested as persons liable to be detained and removed.

"A civil penalty of £20,000 was served for the employment of two persons with no right to work in the UK."

The application said the takeaway had until December 10 to appeal the decision.

"In light of the two persons found working illegally during the visit to the premises, Home Office Immigration Enforcement wish to seek revocation of the licence," the application adds.

The opening hours of the takeaway are 5pm to midnight from Monday to Sunday.

Currently the licence allows late night refreshment from 11pm until midnight.

Councillors will have five options at the meeting on Tuesday, January 22.

These include revoking the licence, suspending the licence, changing conditions of the licence or taking no action.

The licence holder will also have the opportunity to make representations at the meeting.