Police find 16 Ethiopians in the back of refrigeration lorry at Cobham

By AlexRobertson |


POLICE officers have detained 16 men believed to have entered the country illegally after they were discovered inside a refrigeration lorry at Cobham services today.

Officers responded to a call just before 11am from a lorry driver on the M25 near Cobham reporting that he could hear someone in the back of his vehicle.

The lorry was searched by officers at Cobham Services and 16 men were found in a refrigerated unit at the back and detained on suspicion of entering the country illegally.

Paramedics were called to the scene as a precaution but none of those arrested required any treatment.

The men, who were all from Ethiopia, have been taken to various custody centres across Surrey where they will be dealt with by the UK Border Agency.