'Illegal immigrants' found in tanker on M20

Nine suspected illegal immigrants have been found in a tanker on the M20 in Kent.

The driver heard noises inside the vehicle and pulled over on the London-bound carriageway between junctions five and six.

Kent Police said officers were sent to the scene just before 07:40 GMT after the driver alerted the force.

They found nine men inside the tanker and handed them to Home Office officials in Dover.

The Home Office said the men were arrested on suspicion of immigration offence.

A spokesman said: "If people have a genuine need of protection they should claim asylum in the first safe country they reach.

"If they are just seeking to evade immigration control they need to know that they are risking their lives and that they will get caught."

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