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Suspected illegal immigrants detained on M20 in Kent

Migrants in Calais Image copyright BBC news grab
Image caption Migrants can be seen around Calais looking for vehicles heading to the UK in which to hide themselves

Two men have been detained on the M20 in Kent on suspicion of illegal entry into the UK.

They were spotted on the London-bound carriageway between junctions six and five and transferred into the care of immigration officials, police said.

It follows a report that four men were seen running across the carriageway between junctions 11 and 11a on Sunday.

Police carried out a search of the scene shortly after 06:45 BST but the men were not found.

Motorhome stowaways

On Friday three suspected migrants were found hanging onto the underneath of motorhomes.

One was found on the London-bound carriageway of the M20 between junctions nine and eight, while two others were found under a vehicle at the Dartford River Crossing.

All three were also transferred into the care of immigration officials.

Earlier last week, a man was found in the back of a woman's car in Kent after she had returned from France through the Channel Tunnel, while another was found to have been clinging onto the axle of a motorhome for 100 miles, only leaving the vehicle when it stopped in traffic on the M25 in Surrey.

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