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Driver arrested after migrants found at Spitalfields

A driver has been arrested after group of 15 migrant stowaways were found in a produce delivery lorry at New Spitalfields Market. The migrants are believed to have been hiding in fruit pallets on a delivery from Spain, according to tweets from Waltham Borough officers. Three people were arrested, including the driver, on suspicion of facilitating illegal entry to the UK, officers said.

A family of five were taken to hospital for treatment. In a series of tweets, Waltham Forest borough officers said: “Following a call to New Spitalfields Market, E10, 15 people were found inside a lorry from Spain. “Three more arrested inc the driver for facilitating illegal entry to the UK.

Persons mainly from Iraq hid inside pallets of fruit.”

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