Pupil coach stow­away from Su­dan

Irish Sunday Mirror - - NEWS - BY JIM HARDY

St John’s Academy PUPILS ar­riv­ing home from a ski strip to France were stunned when a stow­away from Su­dan climbed out of their coach’s lug­gage com­part­ment.

The 29-year-old had no idea where he was when the party ar­rived back at St John’s Academy in Marl­bor­ough, Wilts.

A wait­ing par­ent was a spe­cial con­sta­ble and held the il­le­gal im­mi­grant, who got on the coach at Calais, un­til po­lice ar­rived.

St John’s prin­ci­pal Ian Tucker as­sured par­ents there were “no un­pleas­ant scenes” with pupils and staff all safe.

Po­lice said the man was “calm and com­pli­ant” and had been handed to im­mi­gra­tion au­thor­i­ties.

The pupils had been on a nine-day trip to Alpe D’huez in the French Alps. Timp­son store



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