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Total 18 suspected asylum seekers reported found in lorry on DFDS ferry, Dover

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A total 18 suspected asylum seekers were found inside a lorry on board a ferry, initial media reports say.

It is believed that they were on a DFDS ship today and nine were taken to hospital as a precaution.

The reported 18 people were found in a lorry in Dover today
The reported 18 people were found in a lorry in Dover today

A police spokesman told Kent Online: “Kent Police was called to the Port of Dover shortly before midday today.

“This was to assist Home Office immigration enforcement and Port of Dover Police following a report that suspected migrants had arrived on a vessel.”

Kent Online has contacted DFDS, the Port of Dover and the Home Office for further details.

Read more: all the latest news from Dover

9 were taken to hospital as precaution

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