Immigration officials called in after men found in rear of lorry near Minster

A number of police vehicles were at the scene Image Josh Roberts and Danielle

Immigration officials were called in last night (January 5) after police discovered four men in the rear of a lorry near Minster.

At around 8.25pm patrols attended the A299, just past Minster services, following reports of suspected migrants in the rear of a lorry.

A Kent Police spokesperson said: “Officers found four men who were later passed to Home Office immigration Enforcement officers.”

Witnesses said there were numerous police vehicles at the scene in an area near the current lorry holding site at Manston airport.

A Home Office spokesman said Immigration Enforcement was contacted by Kent Police at 8:46pm after four males were found in a lorry on the A299, next to the Manston lorry holding area. The men, who presented themselves as Kurdish Iraqis, were taken into custody and interviewed by immigration officers.