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Lizzie Massey

BBC Live reporter

A man has been arrested on suspicion of assisting illegal entry to the UK after 11 migrants were found in a lorry. 

Kent Police was called at 11:32 BST on Tuesday to a report of a number of suspected migrants in a refrigerated lorry in a supermarket car park in London Road, Northfleet.

Officers and the South East Coast Ambulance Service attended and a seven-year-old boy was taken to hospital as a precaution.

He was later discharged and the group were taken to the Home Office immigration enforcement facility.

A 54-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assisting illegal entry to the UK and currently remains in custody.

Lorry where migrants were found
Kent Police

Migrants with child rescued from lorry

Lizzie Massey

BBC Live reporter

Police in Gravesham freed 11 migrants, including a child, from the back of a lorry in the early hours of this morning.

The child, who is only seven, was in the back of a refrigerated lorry.

The force found them in Gravesend and tweeted a picture of the inside of the vehicle at around 04:00 BST. 

Lorry where migrants were found
Kent Police