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Immigrants found in lorries bound for Northamptonshire

Five foreign nationals have been discovered hiding in lorrries bound for Northamptonshire.

In one incident, three suspected illegal immigrants were found in Calais hiding in a load of watermelons in a vehicle travelling to Corby.

In another incident, a man and a woman from Vietnam were found in a trailer heading for Wellingborough.

The drivers and haulage companies face fines if they are unable to prove they took steps to secure the vehicles.

The UK Border Agency said that in both instances the people were removed from the vehicles and handed over to the French authorities.

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