Gang of at least 10 'illegal immigrants' cut their way out of a Belgian lorry when they reach the UK

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Moment illegal immigrants run from lorry they stowed away in – while others scramble out of the hole they cut in the side

  • The gang had been in the lorry for three days, it is believed, to get to the UK
  • They ran out of the depot and sprinted away before police arrived on the scene
  • Three men are pictured dashing away as at least one more person scrambles out

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At least 10 suspected illegal immigrants cut their way out of a lorry and escaped into the UK after travelling in it for around three days.

The gang spilt out of the vehicle and dashed away when it pulled up at B&B Trucks’ depot in Barnsley on Wednesday, said the Sunday Mirror.

The Belgian lorry had travelled from Germany[1], and then gone through Hull’s port, before reaching the South Yorkshire town.

The gang of at least 10 are pictured running from the vehicle after cutting a hole in its left side when it reached a depot in Barnsley that was three miles from the town centre

This shocking picture, captured as the gang erupted from the lorry, shows three men sprinting away as at least one more person frantically scrambles out the vehicle’s side.

A neighbour told the Sunday Mirror: ‘I saw a hold being carved in the side and then all these arms started coming out.

‘Next thing there was a flood of people and all these guys started running up the hill.’

South Yorkshire Police were called but, according to a witness, ‘by the time they got there all the men had legged it’.

A big X was found cut into the roof, taped up on the inside, that the migrants used to get in the trailer.

MailOnline has contacted the Police force and B&B Trucks for comment.

Gang of at least 10 'illegal immigrants' cut their way out of a Belgian lorry when they reach the UK

They escaped at the depot less than three miles from the town centre near a primary school, hotel and houses. (Pictured) The Barnsley B&B Trucks’ depot

The Barnsley depot is in a residential area less than three miles from the town centre.

There is a primary school, hotel and houses near the centre.

In October last year, Hull immigration officials caught ten Vietnamese people, including eight children, trying to enter the UK in an adapted fridge. Advertisement

References

  1. ^ Germany (www.dailymail.co.uk)

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