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18 people discovered stowed away in lorry on M1

Published 09/08/2015

Police stop lorry and find eighteen people suspected of entering the UK illegally
Police stop lorry and find eighteen people suspected of entering the UK illegally

Eighteen people who are believed to have entered the UK illegally were found by police stowed away in a lorry after a member of the public reported seeing suspicious activity in the vehicle.

A spokesman for Hertfordshire Police said t he driver of the lorry - a 40-year-old man from Poland - was arrested on suspicion of assisting people entering the country unlawfully.

A member of the public called police shortly after 4pm on Saturday to report suspicious activity on a lorry on the M25.

That person followed the lorry as it made its way onto the M1 before police stopped it close to Junction 9 of the M1 in Flamstead, Hertfordshire.

The police spokesman said: " Eighteen people who are believed to have entered the UK illegally on the lorry were taken into custody for their safety."

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