G4S suspends nine staff at UK migrant center, to investigate conduct

Reuters News
Posted: Sep 01, 2017 3:57 AM

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - British outsourcer G4S has suspended nine members of staff at an immigration removal center while it investigates a BBC report alleging abuse in the treatment of migrants, the company said on Friday.

"We have received written allegations of abhorrent conduct at Brook House and on that basis we have deemed it serious enough to suspend the staff involved," a spokeswoman for G4S said.

The center, near Gatwick Airport, is staffed by more than 200 employees and has around 500 occupants. G4S said it had reported the incident to the police.

(Reporting by Elisabeth O'Leary; editing by Kate Holton)