Kent

Stowaways stopped from entering Kent via English Channel

Twenty nine would-be illegal immigrants have been prevented from entering Kent via the English Channel after they were found inside lorries at French ports.

Three women and two men from Vietnam were discovered by Border Force officials in a Romanian-registered vehicle at Dunkirk on Monday morning.

On Friday, two women and 17 men from Iran and Vietnam were found hidden in a Latvian-registered lorry in Dunkirk.

Five men from Afghanistan were found in a Polish-registered lorry at Calais.

All the stowaways were handed to the French authorities.

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