EAST Orient Buffet Restaurant is under investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

A spokesman confirmed that inspectors from the enforcement and compliance team visited the premises on Scotland Road in town centre on Wednesday as part of a probe into the national minimum wage.

The inspectors were joined by officers from the Home Office and Cheshire Constabulary.

No arrests were made and enquiries are ongoing.

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A spokesman for East Orient Buffet Restaurant said: “We can confirm that a routine spot check was carried out at the restaurant yesterday and we are fully cooperating with the relevant authorities as part of their investigation to draw this to a close as quickly as possible.

“We have always complied with the regulations involving the national minimum wage.

“We understand spot checks are carried out up and down the country on a regular basis and can take up to three months before the findings are made public. It is also routine for the police to present during these visits.

"We are unable to comment any further as we are waiting for the results."