Shocking moment ten suspected migrants including a PREGNANT woman and baby climb out of a lorry at Cambridgeshire petrol station
- Around ten suspected migrants were seen being led out of the back of a lorry
- Video captured the moment the back doors were opened near Godmanchester
- A woman carrying a baby and two children seen exiting the vehicle near the A14
- Two people arrested, one for immigration offences and one for firearms charges
Two people have been arrested after around ten suspected migrants including a baby were found hidden in the back of a lorry after it parked at a petrol station today.
Stunned motorists watched on as the group were led out of the back of a truck by police near a main road in Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire.
At one point a swaddled baby could be seen being cradled by its mother in the back of the vehicle.
Ambulance officials later confirmed ten people including a pregnant woman and two children were found at the scene near the A14.
Footage of the incident at 2.40pm today showed the moment police officers opened the rear doors of the vehicle to find its hidden human cargo inside.
As police helped the suspected migrants climb out of the lorry, a young child could be seen among those travelling in the back of the container
One witness said ‘steam’ was coming from the truck when the doors were opened and the passengers got out of the rear
The origin country of the migrants or their nationalities are not known at this stage.
The video showed a police officers opening the rear doors of a lorry to be greeted by a man in a blue shirt.
More people then emerged from deep inside the unmarked lorry, including a young child who was helped down from the lorry by officers.
Tina Rooney, 19, who filmed the clip of the moment the people were discovered said around 20 police officers surrounded the lorry.
She said: ‘There were ten men, a baby, a young child and a woman. There were at least 15 people in the back.
‘We stopped at services and were heading home when we saw the police and they looked panicked.
Two people were arrested, one for immigration offences and one for suspected firearms charges after the discovery today
Around ten people, including young children, were filmed climbing out of the back of a lorry in Cambridgeshire this afternoon
‘There was steam coming out of the lorry when police opened it. There was at least 20 police officers, four vans and two cars.’
Ms Rooney’s clip also shows a man in a red jumper standing next to officers helping the people down from the trailer.
Today’s discovery comes a week after eight people were found in the back of a lorry on the A14 just five miles away at Brampton Hut, Cambs.
Following today’s incident one man has been arrested on suspicion of assisting unlawful immigration after ten people were found in a lorry and another for suspected firearms offences.
A Cambridgeshire Police spokesman said: ‘Officers stopped the vehicle at the Shell garage in Godmanchester.
A witness said around 20 police officers surrounded the lorry when it was a a petrol station near the A14 in Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire today
‘Ambulance attended and those within the lorry have been taken to hospital, but no one is thought to be seriously injured.
‘Two people have been arrested – one on suspicion of assisting unlawful immigration and the other for suspected firearms offences.
‘Immigration services have been notified. Enquiries continue.’
The latest discovery comes as lorry driver accused over the deaths of 39 migrants pleaded guilty to plotting to assist illegal immigration yesterday.
Maurice Robinson, 25, who was allegedly part of a global smuggling ring, is also charged with the manslaughter of a group of men, women and children found dead in a refrigerated trailer in Grays, Essex, last month. He has not entered pleas to manslaughter charges.
Yesterday footage of ten men seen staggering from the back of a lorry near Abbey, Essex, emerged. All ten men and the driver were arrested, police said.