Police rescue migrants struggling to breathe from lorry in Cambridgeshire

Police in Cambridgeshire have rescued three men who were struggling to breathe from the back of a refrigerated lorry.

The officers sprang into action with help from Essex colleagues after tracking the vehicle down the A14 and M11.

The men in the back of the lorry called police for help saying they were suffocating and struggling to breathe.

A hunt for the vehicle was launched and the lorry, believed to have travelled from France, was tracked down at Brampton Hut services just before 4.30pm on 17th February by officers from the BCH Roads Policing Unit.  

The three men were safe and not injured, and their welfare is being handled by the immigration services.

Police are urging the public to help them stop slavery and trafficking.

Warning signs to look out for, particularly at service stations or lay-bys, include:

Anyone who sees any of the above is urged to call police on 999 immediately and take a note of the vehicle registration number, even if it has foreign plates.

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