Fifteen Migrants Found Inside Articulated Lorry On Motorway Near Chippenham

Fifteen men have been arrested on suspicion of entering the UK illegally after they were found in the back of a lorry on a motorway.

The driver, a man in his 50s from Ireland, was detained on suspicion of assisting illegal entry to the UK, at the scene near Chippenham, Wiltshire.

Initial medical checks was carried out at the scene by Emergency services and the men, believed to be aged between 16 and 30 were deemed fit.

One of the men was taken to hospital in Swindon as a precaution but later taken into custody.

The A350 was closed near to junction 17 of the M4 at the Kington Langley crossroads on Wednesday evening while the lorry was driven away from the scene by authorities.

A member of the public alerted Wiltshire Police at about 20:30 GMT after witnessing suspicious activities on the motorway.

 

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