Stow­aways cheat chiller truck death

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SEVEN stow­aways – in­clud­ing four chil­dren – were rescued af­ter be­ing found locked in­side a re­frig­er­ated lorry in -2C tem­per­a­tures.

Of­fi­cers from the UK Bor­der Force dis­cov­ered the freez­ing stow­aways in­side the lorry at Dunkirk.

The truck, reg­is­tered in Slo­vakia, was car­ry­ing soft cheese and was on its way to Mil­ton Keynes when it was stopped at the French port.

All four chil­dren, aged 9-16, and one of the adults were suf­fer­ing from hy­pother­mia and could have died if they had not been found in time.

Paul Mor­gan, Bor­der Force Di­rec­tor for South East & Europe, said: “This in­ci­dent shows the des­per­ate lengths that peo­ple will go to in their at­tempts to reach the UK.

The Bul­gar­ian driver was in­ter­viewed by French po­lice but later re­leased with­out charge.

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