Afghan teens found on roof of lorry
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.”