BTP Officer Steven Campbell Made Up Fictitious Woman To Belittle Partner
M1 Suspected Immigrants From Iran, Iraq & Syria
The UK Border Agency (UKBA) have told Heart the lorry driver who was stopped by police on the M1 near Luton with a lorry full of suspected illegal immigrants, was from Lithuania.
The 47 year-old's HGV was tracked by Essex Police on Thursday lunchtime (around 1.50pm) after calls of concern to the force there were a number illegal immigrants were in the chiller section of the Romanian registered lorry.
Essex Police then tracked the lorry out of the county, followed it through Hertfordshire and eventually brought it to a stop on the northbound M1 by junction 11 at Luton/Dunstable.
The motorway, by this time (3pm) was approaching the busy afternoon period was temporarily shut as it fear some of those on board might escape - none did.
Several were treated at the scene for breathing difficulties after being rescued from the refrigerated rear of the lorry. It's not known how long those inside had been in the cool section.
The driver has been arrested on suspicion of facilitating illegal immigration into the UK.
Those inside the lorry, a group of 14 men and women - a youngster under 18 and one child, say they're from Iraq, Iran and Syria - and have been detained by UKBA.
Investigation Into Nicholas and Joan Taylor Largest Of Its Type In Northants Police History
Man Found In Water Was Amputee With Six Nations Rugby Shirt & In 50s or 60s
Recently Played Tracks
To listen live, choose your preferred station:
Now playing: Non-stop hit music
Deposit £10 to get a £40 Welcome Bonus - That's £50 to play bingo, slots and more!*
Over 50 tracks to make you feel-good. New album out now...
Find your local four day weather report here.
Make Heart the soundtrack to your day and you could be a winner with great prizes up for grabs throughout the day.