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Eight found in lorry after fruit 'thrown' on road in Cambridgeshire

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image captionThe Magpas Air Ambulance attended the scene

Eight people were found in the back of a lorry after fruit was spotted being thrown from the vehicle.

Drivers stuck on the A14 in Cambridgeshire after a crash reportedly spotted the fruit and police were alerted.

Officers stopped the lorry near Brampton Hut services in Cambridgeshire at about 12:00 GMT.

Three people were taken to hospital and a man has been arrested on suspicion of assisting unlawful immigration.

The road was closed while paramedics and a Magpas Air Ambulance crew treated patients.

A photo of the lorry reportedly shows where oranges were being thrown to attract attention.

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image captionA hole on the side of the lorry where fruit was reportedly thrown from

None of the people taken to hospital had serious injuries. The investigation will be handed to immigration services.

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