Six Iraqi immigrants arrested after being found in back of lorry at A141, Chatteris

People found in back of lorry. Picture: Steve Williams.

People found in back of lorry. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

Five Iraqi men and one woman were found in the back of a lorry on the A141 at Chatteris this afternoon.

People found in back of lorry. Picture: Steve Williams.

People found in back of lorry. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

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

Police said: “We were called at 1.08pm to reports of concern for people in the back of a lorry in Earith.

“Officers stopped the lorry in New Road, Chatteris.

“A diversion was set up directing traffic off of the bypass down New Road into Chatteris.”


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