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The Foreigner Brits caught in illegal stone-laying enterprise. Police in Asker have arrested four British men and a boy over illegal stone-laying in Norway. The men in their 20s and 30s and the 13-year-old were spotted in an English-registered van in the town of Vettre on Sunday afternoon, which turned out to be full of rectangular paving stones used for Norwegian driveways. Police handed over the Irish teenager, understood originate from a school in Ireland that had broken up for the summer holidays to child welfare, reports TV2.

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Brits caught in illegal stone-laying enterprise

Published on Monday, 6th June, 2011 at 17:26 under the news category, by John Price   .

Police in Asker have arrested four British men and a boy over illegal stone-laying in Norway.



The men in their 20s and 30s and the 13-year-old were spotted in an English-registered van in the town of Vettre on Sunday afternoon, which turned out to be full of rectangular paving stones used for Norwegian driveways.

Police handed over the Irish teenager, understood originate from a school in Ireland that had broken up for the summer holidays to child welfare, reports TV2.

“It's a bit unclearwhat he doing withthem here inNorway, but he came together with his father who will be collecting him from us," says Ivar Iversen, Operations Manager at Asker and Bærum District Police.

Illegal stone-laying has been a continuous problem in Norway over the last few years, and occurs mainly in eastern parts of Norway during the summer months

Norwegian criminal police (Kripos) issued a warning about British and Irish workers who offer such services, saying these “travellers” mainly come from Britain and Ireland and work on the black market.

“The groups seek out individuals andoffertheirservicesinaproactiveand "aggressive" manner. Work is offered at a reasonable price(moonlighting) andattempts are made to get payment in advance. Prepaid work is either seldom carried out, or shows signs of having been done by an amateur and is rarely completed. Individualshaveexperiencedbeingforced to pay larger sumsthanthey had agreed in principle, as well as threatenedtopayeven if the work has not beencompleted,” it reads.

Last year, police in Rogaland registered many postboxes in the region contained offers of different forms of stone-laying work and asphalting.

Moreover, in 2007, there was evidence that British and Irish itinerant groups having committed numerous crimes such as illegal exportation of large amount of money and tax evasion. Similar situations have occurred in Sweden, with criminals usually expelled and barred from reentering the country.

Norwegian police have advised the public to exercise caution.



Published on Monday, 6th June, 2011 at 17:26 under the news category, by John Price   .

This post has the following tags: illegalstone-layingnorway, travellers, askerandbaerumpolice.


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