Seven suspected migrants found in back of lorry at Plymouth docks

Seven suspected illegal migrants were found in the back of a lorry at Millbay docks this morning. Police and Border Force officers were called to the truck at Plymouth's continental ferry port just after 7am - after a report that people may be inside. Devon and Cornwall Police said that seven people were found in the back of the lorry but could not confirm their ages or nationalities.

Force incident manager Insp Martin Worthington confirmed that the suspected migrants had been checked by ambulance crews and were fit and well. He added that police were still establishing how the lorry had got into the country and how the people had joined the vehicle. Brittany Ferries runs services from Plymouth to and from Roscoff in France and Santander in Spain from Millbay.

Insp Worthington said: "Our priority has been the welfare of these people. The ambulance service has been there and has assisted with their medical assessment. They have been fed and watered.

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"We are liaising with Border Force to see what happens next".

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