Surrey

Migrants found in refrigerated lorry in Surrey

Lorry stopped in Ripley Image copyright Tony Harrison
Image caption Two men have been arrested after the lorry was stopped by Surrey Police

Two children were among a group of 12 migrants found in the back of a refrigerated lorry.

The vehicle was stopped in London Road, Send, near Ripley, at about 14:00 BST on Tuesday, Surrey Police said.

The group was given water and medical treatment. The two children were taken into police protection and the adults were passed to immigration officials.

Two men were arrested on suspicion of allowing illegal entry into the UK.

A 26-year-old man from Hull and a 64-year-old man of no fixed address remain in police custody, a Surrey Police spokeswoman said.

The Home Office has been approached for comment.

A note on terminology: The BBC uses the term migrant to refer to all people on the move who have yet to complete the legal process of claiming asylum. This group includes people fleeing war-torn countries, who are likely to be granted refugee status, as well as people who are seeking jobs and better lives, who governments are likely to rule are economic migrants.

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