Illegal immigrant set free from seed hopper

PUBLISHED: 10:50 22 June 2007 | UPDATED: 22:53 28 May 2010

BRAKESPEARE was intrigued to hear of the events surrounding a farming conference near Royston when an illegal immigrant from Afghanistan was found hiding in the seed hopper of a drill. Farmers Weekly report how staff who were working on setting up for the

BRAKESPEARE was intrigued to hear of the events surrounding a farming conference near Royston when an illegal immigrant from Afghanistan was found hiding in the seed hopper of a drill.

Farmers Weekly report how staff who were working on setting up for the day "were surprised as they lifted the machine's hopper cover to find a man cowering in the bottom of the tank. He made a number of attempts to escape while the team called the police."

I leave the rest of the telling of the tale to Farmers' Weekly scribe Nick Fone who reports that "unfortunately Cambridgeshire Constabulary were unable to provide any officers to detain the immigrant and instructed staff to let the man go.

"Cautious security guards then extracted the Afghan from the machine and escorted him from the site but not before he had the chance to leave an unpleasant surprise in the base of the hopper.

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