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Sudanese stowaway, 16, is discovered clinging to the underside of a lorry after chancing the freezing cold weather …

  • The teenager was only discovered after the truck was pulled over by police
  • He had clung on while the truck travelled at speeds of up to 50 miles per hour
  • Officers tweeted that the boy was freezing but now safe

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A teenage stowaway has been found clinging to the underside of a lorry after braving the freezing cold weather to get into the country.

The 16-year-old Sudanese boy was discovered after the truck was pulled over by police officers who were assisting the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency.

The lorry, which the teenager had clung onto while travelling at speeds of up to 50 miles per hour, was stopped on the M3, near Winchester, Hampshire, at 8am yesterday morning (Fri).

The 16-year-old was discovered underneath a truck on the M3 near Winchester (pictured)

The 16-year-old was discovered underneath a truck on the M3 near Winchester (pictured)

Hampshire police’s response team confirmed on Twitter the boy had been found hiding under the chassis after they checked the truck while DVSA staff spoke to the driver.

They tweeted: ’16 year old Sudanese boy found, hiding under chassis of truck on motorway freezing #stowaway #Winchester #nowsafe.’

Hampshire police confirmed the boy had been detained after they stopped the lorry.

A police spokeswoman said: ‘We assisted with a stop by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency around 8am on the M3.

‘A 16-year-old male was located on the lorry.

He has been detained and will be passed to the appropriate authority.’

The Home Office, responsible for the Border Force, refused to comment on the detention of the teenager.

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