Pregnant woman and two kids among 10 suspected migrants found in back of lorry on A14

TEN suspected migrants including a pregnant woman and two children have been found in the back of a lorry today.

Cops arrested two people after stopping the truck at a Shell garage on the westbound A14 near Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire just after 2pm this afternoon.


None of the stowaways are thought to have been seriously injured.

One person was arrested on suspicion of assisting unlawful immigration and the other for suspected firearms offences.

It comes a month after 39 migrants were found dead in the back of a refrigerated lorry trailer in Grays, Essex.

A Cambridgeshire Police spokesman said: "Police were called just after 14:20pm today  to reports of concerns for ten people travelling westbound in a lorry on the A14.

"Officers stopped the vehicle at the Shell garage in Godmanchester.

'MIGRANTS' FOUND IN LORRY

"Ambulance attended and those within the lorry have been taken to hospital, but no one is thought to be seriously injured."

Immigration services have been notified as police inquiries continue.

East England Ambulance said three ambulances, a rapid response vehicle and three ambulance officer vehicles raced to the scene.

An East England Ambulance spokesman said: "Ten people including a pregnant woman and two children have been assessed.


"None have required hospital transport, although crews remain on the scene."

Yesterday, a lorry driver accused over the deaths of 39 migrants found in his trailer pleaded guilty to plotting to assist illegal immigration.

Maurice 'Mo' Robinson, 25, appeared in court as Essex Police arrested a seventh suspect in connection with the deaths of the men, women and children, who were found dead in a refrigerated trailer at an industrial estate in Grays last month.

The deaths of the 39 Vietnamese nationals found dead inside the refrigerated container, sparked one of Britain's biggest murder investigations ever.

'STRUGGLING TO BREATHE'

This week, Sun Online showed the shocking moment suspected migrants staggered out from the back of another lorry, struggling to breathe.

The men can be seen falling to their knees as they are rescued on the side of the M25 in Essex.

Heartless human traffickers are also cashing in on migrants' dreams of a new life in Britain – charging tens of thousands of pounds to smuggle them over the border.

The disturbing footage is just the latest to lay bare the migrant crisis that sees desperate men and women risk their lives to reach the UK.

Witness Bill told The Sun Online: "I had pulled into look at my car and I saw some commotion.

"I looked up and there were people standing behind the lorry and the police came flying up.

"It looked like they were struggling to breathe, there's no ventilation in the trucks."

Earlier this month, Essex police were again put on high alert as they were called to reports of a lorry near Waltham Abbey, filled with ten migrants.





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