Author: Lisa Porter
A group of men have been arrested on suspicion of entering the UK illegally after police intercepted a lorry in a lay-by.
Police arrested three Middle Eastern men along with the driver of the lorry, a man in his 40s, in a lay-by on the A16 near Spalding on Friday, May 18.
The lorry driver has since been released under investigation.
A police spokesman said: “If these men are found to be illegal immigrants, the Home Office will take over matters.”
Inspector Gareth Boxall added: “Whilst we work regularly with Immigration Officers to enforce these laws, we have the utmost empathy for the circumstances that lead people to make these desperate journeys to the United Kingdom.
“Our officers always strive to deal with these incidents with compassion and understanding.
“We work hard to gather evidence against the real criminals who facilitate these journeys and ultimately profit from other people’s desperation and misery.”