Spalding, Clay Lake: 5 people, believed to be illegal immigrants, found in back of lorry

Police are currently liaising with immigration officers after a lorry was today (July 9) stopped in Clay Lake in Spalding

Police and ambulance services, called to the scene at 11.19am, found five people in the back of the lorry who are believed to have entered the country illegally.

A spokesperson for Lincolnshire Police said: “We received a call at 11.19am today to the A16 at Clay Lake, Spalding.

The lorry was seen stopped in Clay Lake, on the road leading towards Stonegate
The lorry was seen stopped in Clay Lake, on the road leading towards Stonegate

“While speaking to a lorry driver who was asking for directions, the caller heard noise from the rear of the lorry.

“We attended and found five people in the vehicle – they are believed to have entered the country illegally.

Police and medical services were called to the scene
Police and medical services were called to the scene

“No one was injured.

“We are currently liaising with Immigration.”

The incident is recorded as 112 of July 9. Anyone with further information should call police on 101.

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