Man arrested after eight people rescued from back of a lorry in Cambridgeshire

The eight were found in the lorry after it was stopped on the A14
The eight were found in the lorry after it was stopped on the A14

Eight people were rescued from the back of a lorry in Cambridgeshire last night.

Officers rescued the eight from a lorry travelling on the A14 yesterday evening (7 November) after a call from someone in the back of the vehicle.

The HGV was stopped at about 7.15pm near Spaldwick. A man who was inside the vehicle was taken to hospital, but was not seriously injured. No other injuries were reported.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of assisting unlawful immigration. The investigation and welfare of the people involved has been handed to the immigration services.