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'Illegal immigrants' held by Kent Police in lorry on A2 near Cobham

28 January 2014
by Alex Matthews

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Seven suspected illegal immigrants have been arrested after being found in the back of a lorry on the A2 near Cobham.

The men - aged between 18 and 29 - were held by police when they were discovered in the vehicle this morning.

They were then handed over to immigration officials and remain in detention today.

The Home Office said four of the men are Iranian, two Turkish and one Egyptian.

Officers were called after reports of a lorry acting suspiciously on the road.

A Home Office spokesman said: "When suspected illegal immigrants found on lorries are arrested by police, we respond quickly.

"We work closely with police to tackle illegal immigration. Where someone is found to have no legal right to remain in the UK we will take action to remove them."

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