TEN suspected illegal immigrants were rescued from a refrigerated lorry after passers-by heard desperate banging from the inside.
The Italian-registered vehicle was stopped by traffic police in West Sussex on the A24 at Findon Valley in Worthing on Tuesday night.
Sussex Police were called to reports of a lorry containing people.
The migrants were tucked out of sight behind stacked crates of green vegetables.
A spokesman for Sussex Police said the lorry driver has been arrested on suspicion of immigration offences.
The police spokesman said: “The suspected immigrants were checked over by paramedics.
“They were then escorted away by officers to be handed over to Home Office Immigration Enforcement and Border Force.
“The driver was arrested on suspicion of immigration offences and taken to custody.”
Ten ‘illegal immigrants’ rescued from refrigerated truck after desperate banging heard from inside
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