Police find eight migrants in a lorry including three who were injured as officers arrest driver on suspicion of assisting unlawful immigration
- Officers arrested a man on the A14 near Brampton Hut today after discovery
- They sent three of the people discovered in the lorry to hospital due to injuries
- Cambridgeshire Police have handed the investigation to immigration services
Police have found eight migrants in a lorry, three of whom were injured, and have arrested the vehicle’s driver.
Officers detained the man on suspicion of assisting unlawful immigration on the A14 in Cambridgeshire.
They stopped the vehicle near Brampton Hut, west of Huntingdon, today following reports of concern for the people inside.
It had been travelling westbound on the road when the force was called just after midday.
Officers stopped the vehicle on this stretch of the A14 in Cambridgeshire today and found eight migrants inside the lorry
Police arrested the driver of a lorry after stopping it near Brampton Hut (pictured) on the A14 today, where they found eight migrants inside
The air ambulance attended and the road was closed while emergency services dealt with the incident.
Three people were taken to hospital but no-one was seriously injured, police said this afternoon.
The investigation and welfare of the people involved will be handed to the immigration services, the force said.
A Cambridgeshire Police spokesperson said: ‘We were called at just after 12pm today (19 November) to reports of concerns for eight people travelling in a lorry on the A14.
The discovery comes after police last month found the bodies of 39 Vietnamese migrants in Grays, Essex (pictured, officers at the scene)
‘The air ambulance attended the scene and the road has been closed while emergency services deal. Immigration services have been notified. Enquiries continue.’
It follows the discovery of 39 bodies in the back of a refridgerated lorry in Grays, Essex, last month.
The victims were Vietnamese migrants and the vehicle’s driver, Maurice Robinson, faces charges of manslaughter relating to each one.
Police are still searching for Ronan Hughes and 34-year-old brother Christopher Hughes.
And Eamon Harrison, 22, from Mayobridge in County Down, faced Dublin’s High Court over a European Arrest Warrant to have him extradited to Britain.
He is accused of delivering the trailer in which the migrants were found to Zeebrugge port in Belgium before it hit the UK.