Ten suspected migrants arrested after being found in a container lorry in Essex

22 November 2019, 09:15

Police are at the scene in Essex
Police are at the scene in Essex. Picture: PA

By Maddie Goodfellow

One man has been hospitalised after ten suspected migrants were found in a lorry on the M25 in Essex.

The discovery comes just hours after 16 people were found in a sealed container on a ferry to Ireland.

All ten men were arrested on suspicion of immigration offences, along with the driver of the vehicle.

The vehicle was found near Waltham Abbey at around 6 pm on Thursday, according to Essex Police.

No further details on the ages or nationalities of the men have been made available.

In October, 39 Vietnamese migrants were found dead in the back of a lorry in Grays, Essex, including 10 teenagers.

On Thursday afternoon, Irish Police found 16 people sealed in a trailer onboard a ferry from the French port of Cherbourg to Rosslare in southeast Ireland

They were discovered after staff members heard noise coming from inside the refrigerated container.

Last month 39 Vietnamese migrants were found dead in a lorry in Essex
Last month 39 Vietnamese migrants were found dead in a lorry in Essex. Picture: PA

An Essex Police spokeswoman said: "Police were called to reports of people inside a lorry container at around 6pm.

"Officers attended and found 10 men in the rear of the container.

"They have been arrested on suspicion of immigration offences. One was taken to hospital for medical treatment.

"The driver has been arrested. Inquiries continue."

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