Kent

Illegal immigrants found in woods near M2 in Rainham

Seven suspected illegal immigrants have been arrested after they were found hiding in woodland at a motorway service station near Rainham.

Kent Police said they were called to the M2 Farthing Corner services following a tip-off from the public.

The men, who are believed to be from Iraq and Iran and aged between 20 and 40, were arrested in nearby woodland.

A spokeswoman for Kent Police said the men have been taken to the immigration centre in Dover for questioning.