Afghan teens found on roof of lorry

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

A GROUP found on the roof of a lorry at Beaconsfield ser­vices were Afghan teenagers, the Home Of­fi­cer has con­firmed.

The three teens were dis­cov­ered when they were spot­ted climb­ing out of the lorry onto the roof on the morn­ing of Tues­day July 5.

Po­lice were called at around 9.50am and fire­fight­ers from Beaconsfield were called at around 10.05am and used a lad­der to help the group get down.

A Home Of­fice spokesper­son said: “Im­mi­gra­tion en­force­ment was con­tacted by Thames Val­ley Po­lice on July 5 af­ter po­lice of­fi­cers at­tended an in­ci­dent in Beaconsfield Ser­vices off the M40.

“Three males from Afghanistan were taken into cus­tody on sus­pi­cion of en­ter­ing the UK il­le­gally.

“They were found to be un­der the age of 18 and have been passed into the care of so­cial ser­vices.”

Pete Skinner, watch com­man­der at Beaconsfield Fire Sta­tion, said: “There are un­con­firmed re­ports that there were five peo­ple and two peo­ple had dis­ap­peared prior to their ar­rival.”

A Thames Val­ley Po­lice spokesper­son said: “Of­fi­cers were called this morn­ing to Beaconsfield ser­vices at 9.49am.

“There were re­ports that a group of peo­ple were climb­ing out of a lorry.

“The fire ser­vice also at­tended be­cause three of them had made their way to the roof.

“We have man­aged to get hold of the three peo­ple on top of the lorry and they are now be­ing dealt with by im­mi­gra­tion.”

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