Iranian immigrants found in back of Spanish lorry in Boston

Lincolnshire Police.
Lincolnshire Police.

Seven Iranian immigrants were found hiding in a Spanish lorry in Boston yesterday (Wednesday), it has been confirmed.

A police spokesman confirmed a lorry was stopped on Queens Road at about 4.30pm after a caller reported banging in the vehicle at a set of traffic lights.

A Home Office spokesman confirmed that there were four men, two women and one girl, taken out of the lorry and into custody.

The lorry had been heading to TH Clements.

The spokesman said: “We work closely with the police to tackle illegal immigration and continue to strengthen the security of our border to stop those who have no right to enter the UK.

“If people have a genuine need of protection they should claim asylum in the first safe country they reach. If they are just seeking to evade immigration control they need to know that they are risking their lives and that they will get caught.

“The new Immigration Act makes it harder for people to live in the UK illegally. It makes it harder for illegal immigrants to abuse our benefits and public services, and makes it easier for us to remove them by reducing the number of appeals.”

The seven remain in police currently but it is understood they will be most likely be transferred to immigration accommodation at a later point.