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Four people rescued from back of lorry on motorway after arriving at Dover

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Officers rescued four people from the back of a lorry prompting a fresh plea for people to be vigilant on the roads and report anything suspicious.

Police near Cambridge received a call for help from one of the four people inside the vehicle that had entered the country at Dover.

Dover Eastern Docks where the lorry came in to Britain
Dover Eastern Docks where the lorry came in to Britain

The lorry was stopped just before junction 11 of the M11 near Trumpington on Saturday just after noon.

Those rescued from inside were not injured and their welfare is now being handled by the immigration services.

The driver was arrested on suspicion of assisting illegal entry into the UK, but has since been interviewed and will face no further action.

Cambridgeshire Police said: “News of the weekend lorry rescue follows two similar incidents last month, where 21 people were rescued from lorries in Cambridgeshire.

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

Read more: All the latest news from Dover

Dover Kent Beth Robson



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