Author: Chris Knight
Seven suspected illegal immigrants were discovered in a trailer at the Port of Tyne.
The men, aged between 18 and 37 who are believed to be from Albania, were found by Border Force officers at 8.45am on Wednesday having arrived on a ferry from Amsterdam.
Six of them have been ‘removed’ to the Netherlands, while the seventh is currently being investigated by the Home Office.
It is believed the men travelled across on an unaccompanied trailer aboard a Princess Seaways service.
A Home Office spokesman said: “Border Force officers discovered seven men in a trailer which had arrived on a ferry from Amsterdam at the Port of Tyne at 8.45am on Wednesday, 25 April.
“The men, aged between 18 and 37, presented themselves as being from Albania. Six of them have been removed to the Netherlands and the seventh is currently being dealt with by the Home Office in accordance with immigration rules.”
A DFDS spokesperson said: “We can confirm that seven Albanian clandestines were found on board DFDS’ Princess Seaways ship on 25 April 2018, while exiting the roof of a trailer.
“Six of the seven clandestines returned to the Netherlands on board the ship last night, and one claimed asylum and was escorted to the immigration detention centre.”