Six suspected illegal immigrants found in lorry in Cambridgeshire this afternoon

Six suspected illegal immigrants have been found in a lorry stopped by police in Cambridgeshire this afternoon, Tuesday March 8.

Tuesday, 8th March 2016, 4:26 pm
Updated Tuesday, 8th March 2016, 4:26 pm

Police were called today at 1.08pm to reports of concern for people in the back of a lorry in Earith.

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Police stopped the lorry in New Road at the A141 junction in Chatteris. A diversion was set up directing traffic off of the bypass down New Road into Chatteris.

Five Iraqi men and one Iraqi woman were found in the back of the lorry.

All six were taken into custody at King’s Lynn Police Investigation Centre and will be handed over to immigration services.