Eleven arrested after suspected illegal immigrants found in Sheffield lorry

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Eleven people have been arrested by police after suspected illegal immigrants were found inside a lorry in Sheffield this morning.

Police were called to reports of suspicious activity on Europa Drive in Darnall, close to Centertainment, at 6.40am today.

A spokesman for South Yorkshire Police said: “A number of individuals were found inside.

“Eleven people have been detained and are currently in custody.”

A spokesman for the Home Office said: “Police officers arrested 11 people on suspicion of immigration offences.

“Six of the group, who claim to be minors, are to be independently age assessed.

“The remaining five will be handed to Home Office Immigration Enforcement.

“If someone is found to have no legal right to remain in the UK we will take action to remove them.”