Albanians held after immigration swoop near Spalding

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UPDATE FRIDAY 2.45PM: More details have emerged about seven people, including four children, arrested after an immigration swoop on a lorry near Spalding.

The group, originally from Albania, were detained by police on suspicion of unlawfully entering the UK after being seen getting out of a lorry in Low Fulney this morning.

A 33-year-old woman, who was treated by paramedics after vomiting, and four boys aged between 10 and 18, along with two men aged 21 and 37 were in the group.

They are due to be handed over to UK Border Agency officials who will carry out further enquiries into the circumstances of their arrival in the UK.

FRIDAY 11.45AM: Seven people, including women and children, are being held by police after they were seen getting out of a lorry just outside Spalding today.

The group were arrested on suspicion of entering the UK illegally after they were seen by staff who were working at a business in Low Fulney.

It happened just after 6.30am and paramedics were also called to treat a woman in the group who was vomiting.

All seven people are in police custody and will be handed over to UK Border Agency officials as soon as possible.

No details have been given at this stage about where the group originally came from and the ages of the children.