Coventry & Warwickshire

Police find seven 'foreign nationals' in lorry

A lorry containing seven people, thought to be foreign nationals, has been stopped by police.

Police were called at about 10:00 GMT about the lorry, seen going along the M40 northbound in south Warwickshire.

It was traced to an industrial estate at Atherstone on Stour, where the people were found in the lorry.

All seven, who were checked over when ambulance staff went to the scene, were being detained in custody for immigration offences.

The Warwickshire and West Mercia forces said the investigation had been handed over to Home Office Immigration Enforcement.

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