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M6 Investigation: Update

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A 42-year-old man remains in custody following an incident where a lorry was stopped on the M6 last night (January 9).

Twenty seven people were detained after the lorry was stopped between junctions 15 and 16 northbound of the M6 just before 6pm.

The vehicle was stopped after reports were received that lives were at risk.

The driver of the vehicle, a 42-year-old man of no fixed address, was arrested on suspicion of facilitating the illegal entry of persons unknown to the UK.

We are assisting our colleagues in Immigration Enforcement who are now running the investigation.

During the incident, a number of people fled from the lorry but all were detained. Thankfully, there were no serious injuries reported.

Deputy Chief Constable Nick Baker, said: "We recognise the disruption this has caused to road users as there were lengthy delays and we'd like to thank the public for their patience and co-operation during this incident.

"We received information that there was real concern for people in distress and lives may have been at risk, therefore it was necessary for us to take immediate and appropriate action.

"The response to this incident has involved multiple forces, agencies and partners and I'd like to thank those organisations for their help and assistance."

10 Jan 2019 12:31:51 GMT
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