Illegal Immigrants Found Hiding In Lorry

Six would-be illegal immigrants have been stopped from entering the country after officers found them hiding inside a lorry at the Port of Calais waiting to cross to the UK.

The Romanian registered lorry, heading to an address on Moorside Road, Winchester, was searched at around 5.20am on Wednesday 5 September.

Detector dog Bouncer was used and six Albanians were found in a load of tyres. The stowaways were handed over to the French border police and the vehicle was allowed to continue onto its destination. 

Bouncer the sniffer dog

David Holt, of Border Force, said: "This incident shows why we base Border Force staff in France - to stop would-be illegal immigrants before they can reach the UK. Our strong presence in French ports like Calais helps protect the whole of the UK from people attempting to enter the country illegally."