AN illegal immigrant was discovered working at a town centre car wash by police.

The man was discovered working at Oakwell Car Wash, on Pontefract Road, by officers who were taking part in a campaign to make sure foreign workers were being treated fairly.

The 20-year-old Albanian was arrested and now faces deportation.

Police visited six car washes around the Wombwell Lane and Pontefract Road area, also including Wombwell Lane car wash, Expert Valeting and Shine On 2 car wash.

DCI Mark Wilkie said: "People who are illegally in the country generally are forced to work for very low rates of pay.

"The campaign was to ensure people who worked there are being treated fairly.

"We weren't particularly going in looking for illegal immigrants but we did find someone who should not be in the country."

The operation was part of a national campaign to crackdown on modern slavery and human trafficking.

He added: "Barnsley doesn't have the same ethnic backgrounds as other areas in South Yorkshire, but the first time we have gone out, we've found him, even though we weren't looking for him."