Berkshire

Illegal immigrants escape in Reading

Six illegal immigrants have yet to be found after a group was seen leaving a trailer in a Reading suburb on Tuesday.

Police were called after 12 people believed to be from Afghanistan came out the back of the trailer that was parked in Gillette Way, Whitley.

Thames Valley Police said its search involving a helicopter detained six but the rest had not been found.

The immigrants are described as dark-skinned with dark hair and wearing tracksuit bottoms and hooded tops.

Police said the UK Border Agency was due to deal with the detainees in custody at Reading police station.

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