Police detain seven migrants in Haverhill

Stock image of lorries queuing up at Haverhill Business Park
Stock image of lorries queuing up at Haverhill Business Park

Seven suspected illegal immigrants were detained in Haverhill on Thursday.

Suffolk Police were called at 5.15pm to reports a lorry had arrived at a business premises in Iceni Way with suspected migrants inside.

A police spokeswoman said: “Officers attended and seven people were found inside. They were detained, received appropriate medical care and immigration authorities were notified.”

A Home Office spokeswoman said they presented themselves as Iranian and Iraqi nationals and were taken into custody on suspicion of entering the UK illegally.

She added: “One man remains in custody, a claimed minor has been passed to social services to be age-assessed and a family of five was taken into temporary accommodation.

“All of their cases will be progressed in line with the immigration rules.”