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Suspected illegal immigrants found in lorry in Spalding: Bystander tells of the scene

Paramedics were on hand, along with police, when five suspected illegal immigrants were found in the back of a lorry in Spalding today (July 9).

An eye witness, who saw the scene in Clay Lake at around midday, told Spalding Today: "I saw the lorry pulled over and the back door was open. There were four men sitting in the back of the lorry.

They had on foil blankets and there were several police and paramedics."

Police were alerted when a caller said they heard noises coming from the back of the lorry
Police were alerted when a caller said they heard noises coming from the back of the lorry

A spokesperson for Lincolnshire Police said: “We received a call at 11.19am today to the A16 at Clay Lake, Spalding.

While speaking to a lorry driver who was asking for directions, the caller heard noise from the rear of the lorry.

“We attended and found five people in the vehicle – they are believed to have entered the country illegally.

“No one was injured.

“We are currently liaising with Immigration.”

The incident is recorded as 112 of July 9. Anyone with further information should call police on 101.


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