Gloucestershire

Five Afghan 'stowaways' found in lorry near Gloucester

Afghan stowaways found on board a lorry in Gloucester Image copyright Gloucestershire Police
Image caption The driver pulled into a lay-by after hearing banging and shouting from the lorry

Five men from Afghanistan have been found hiding inside a refrigerated lorry in Gloucestershire.

The driver pulled into a lay-by on the A40 at Churcham, near Gloucester, at about 08:30 BST after hearing banging and shouting, police said.

A Gloucestershire Police spokesperson said the "stowaways" are thought to have climbed into the lorry in Belgium.

The group has been taken into custody and will be handed over to the UK Border Agency for interviewing later.

Image copyright Gloucestershire Police
Image caption Police officers found five men from Afghanistan hiding in the HGV
Image copyright Gloucestershire Police
Image caption The UK Border Agency is expected to interview the men

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