Kent

Illegal immigrants found hidden on lorries in Ramsgate

Two illegal immigrants have been found hidden on lorries at Ramgate port.

The Tunisian and Algerian stowaways were each found holding onto the axle of separate HGVs at the port on Thursday afternoon.

The UK Border Agency said it was taking steps to remove the men from the UK.

Lorry drivers and hauliers can face heavy fines if they are found to have illegal immigrants on board and fail to take proper measures to secure their vehicles.

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