Seven suspected illegal immigrants found on lorry near Gravesend

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SEVEN suspected illegal immigrants face being deported after they were found on the back of a lorry on the A2 near Gravesend.

The men, aged between 18 and 29, were arrested by officers from Kent Police at around 10.30am on Tuesday (Jan 28) and referred to the Home Office.

The group, including four Iranians, two Turks and an Egyptian, have been placed on immigration bail while their cases are considered no leave to remain,.

A Kent police spokeswoman said: "Kent Police were called at 10.38am on January 28 to reports of suspicious behaviour of a vehicle on the A2 at Cobham.

"Several people were found inside the vehicle. They were taken into custody and handed over to the Home Office Immigration Enforcement Team."

A Home Office spokesman added: "When suspected illegal immigrants found on lorries are arrested by police, we respond quickly.

"We work closely with police to tackle illegal immigration. Where someone is found to have no legal right to remain in the UK we will take action to remove them."

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12:03pm Thu 30 Jan 14

sarfflondonbird says...

For the love of God, just send them straight back home and stop wasting our taxes on them. If they want to enter the country, then do so the legitimate way, if not then why not? because it is far easier to permanently stay in this country once they have dropped off from off the back of a lorry. You couldn't make it up in this country could you?
For the love of God, just send them straight back home and stop wasting our taxes on them. If they want to enter the country, then do so the legitimate way, if not then why not? because it is far easier to permanently stay in this country once they have dropped off from off the back of a lorry. You couldn't make it up in this country could you? sarfflondonbird

12:04pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Maggot E. Smegmellen says...

Can they not be put to work in the fields and take shelter within the barns at night? Can they not be nourished by the very fruit of their toil? Brussels sprout soup is extremely nutritious I've been told. Praise be.
Can they not be put to work in the fields and take shelter within the barns at night? Can they not be nourished by the very fruit of their toil? Brussels sprout soup is extremely nutritious I've been told. Praise be. Maggot E. Smegmellen

9:38am Mon 3 Feb 14

kentlad says...

illegal.... are you sure? I thought we were letting them come over now for a so called better life???

Don’t worry because the way this country is heading it will soon be like Syria, Iran and the middle east... thousands of Brits are moving abroad every year and I wonder why!!!

I remember around 15yrs ago I watched a documentary on the world as it was then and what it could be like in 15 - 20 years, one illegal immigrant the BBC interviewed said the UK will become a foreign land full of immigrants, corruption and poverty.... you decide for yourself!!!!!
illegal.... are you sure? I thought we were letting them come over now for a so called better life??? Don’t worry because the way this country is heading it will soon be like Syria, Iran and the middle east... thousands of Brits are moving abroad every year and I wonder why!!! I remember around 15yrs ago I watched a documentary on the world as it was then and what it could be like in 15 - 20 years, one illegal immigrant the BBC interviewed said the UK will become a foreign land full of immigrants, corruption and poverty.... you decide for yourself!!!!! kentlad

9:57am Mon 3 Feb 14

mick_a says...

Why are they on bail, they will just dissappear. If they ever get caught they will produce a wife and child and claim the right to a family life under the human rights act. Couldn't they have been put in a mini-bus, taken to Dover and been put on the first ferry back to France.
Why are they on bail, they will just dissappear. If they ever get caught they will produce a wife and child and claim the right to a family life under the human rights act. Couldn't they have been put in a mini-bus, taken to Dover and been put on the first ferry back to France. mick_a

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