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New homes needed for Polish lorry kittens

Four kittens that survived a thousand-mile journey from Poland to Northampton in the back of a lorry are ready to be re-homed.

Björn, Benny, Agnetha and Anni-Frid were just two weeks old when they were discovered in May.

They are now out of quarantine and looking for new homes.

Emma Markham, from the RSPCA in Northamptonshire, said: “These four babies are absolutely gorgeous and definite livewires!

“They’ve had quite an adventurous start to their lives and, having completed their stint in quarantine, they’re now ready for their next adventure – finding a new home.

“Due to the quarantine procedure, the kittens have cost the branch a considerable amount of money and as a result we are asking for a minimum donation of £160 towards their adoption.

“However, they are extra special as they do come with their own passports!”

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Migrant family with KIDS as young as 4 found hiding in lorry in UK town

Migrants on lorry in WellingboroughALEX DAVIES

‘UPSET AND CONFUSED’ Onlookers have told of their shock to Daily Star Online

Cops swarmed the truck in Wellingborough, Northants, yesterday after reports of people in the trailer.

Officers opened the doors to find a group of migrants cowering away including three adults and four children.

The youngest child was believed to be aged just four, with shocked onlookers saying they looked “upset and confused”.

It is believed the family were from Iraq, and had been found on a haulage truck from Czech Republic which apparently managed to pass through border checks.

Migrants on lorry in WellingboroughTAMMIE LAMONT

‘UPSET’ Onlookers said the children looked ‘confused’

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Passer-by Mez Sharp told Daily Star Online paramedics later arrived to check the migrants over.

She said: “I just walked up from my house which was literally a minute away to see what was going on, and it turned out there were four children aged between four and 12 and three adults in the back of a loaded lorry.

“I stood there with my friend who works in the local shop and she asked if she could give them any food or sweets.

“But due to not knowing if they had any allergies we couldn’t, but we were told they would be fed when they are settled.

Migrants on lorry in WellingboroughALEX DAVIES

LONG RIDE: The family were believed to be from Iraq

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“The kids looked so upset and confused”

Mez Sharp, passer-by

“Instead we were allowed to buy them magazines and the looks on the kids faces were amazing (when we gave it to them).

“The kids had all looked so upset and confused.”

Another local resident, Tammie Lamont, told us the side of the lorry had a large rip in it.

She added: “It was so sad to watch, I really felt sorry for the kids.”

Migrants on lorry in WellingboroughALEX DAVIES

DETAINED: The group were detained before being handed over to immigration officials

A police spokeswoman said the family are being handed over to UK Border Control.

“We can confirm that at about 11am yesterday, we received a report that a number of people had been found in the back of a lorry in Nest Farm Road, Wellingborough,” she said.

“Three adults and four children were detained by police until they could be handed over to immigration authorities.”

Daily Star Online has contacted the Home Office for comment.

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Dover drug smuggler hid heroin in charcoal boxes

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Vasil Stoyanov has been jailed for 14 years

A man who tried to smuggle £11m worth of heroin into the UK by hiding it in boxes of charcoal has been jailed.

Vasil Stoyanov, 30, was caught by Border Force officers with a lorry-load of the class A drug at Dover Eastern Docks in June 2015.

The National Crime Agency (NCA) said the haul was estimated to be worth £3m wholesale and £11m on the street.

Stoyanov, who had pleaded not guilty, was sentenced to 14 years in prison at Maidstone Crown Court on Friday.

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The drugs were flat packed and taped to the inside of the boxes, the NCA said

Following an NCA investigation, a border force officer found 130g of the drug powdered and sealed in a plastic bag stuck to the inside wall of one of the shipment’s 2,000 cardboard boxes.

A search of the lorry’s load found 228 boxes had heroin inside concealed in the same way.

The shipment was addressed to Lizzy86 Ltd, Stoyanov’s company which was exposed as a front.

Cambridgeshire police officers searched his home in Swinburne Close, Kettering, and a nearby lock-up.

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The drugs were found in some of the 2,000 Lizzy 86 boxes

They found cut open charcoal boxes and documents showing he had spent £66,000 on three large orders of charcoal for a return of £67.

His eBay account listed just two lots of charcoal for sale at £3.50 each.

Mark Harding, senior investigating officer at the NCA, said: “The seizure means serious organised criminals have lost out on a huge revenue stream and street-level dealers won’t be able to endanger heroin users and the communities in which they live.

“It’s also shut down a smuggling route that could have been used to bring any kind of dangerous commodity into the country.”