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'Illegal immigrants' found in lorry in Gillingham

Gillingham Business Park Image copyright Google
Image caption The nine suspected illegal immigrants were handed over to immigration officials

Nine suspected illegal immigrants have been found hidden in the back of a lorry at a business park.

They were found at Gillingham Business Park at about 01:20 GMT on Friday, Kent Police said.

A police spokesman said the force had received "a report of concern for individuals located in a lorry".

They were taken to Dover and handed to Home Office immigration officials. Last month four suspected illegal immigrants were found near Canterbury.

On 7 October 15 suspected illegal immigrants were found in a freezer lorry at the Clacket Lane services on the M25 in Surrey. The lorry was refrigerated to -25C.

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