LORRY SEIZED AFTER 16 PEOPLE FOUND IN TRAILER ON FERRY

LORRY SEIZED AFTER 16 PEOPLE FOUND IN TRAILER ON FERRY

It follows a number of incidents across the UK over the last few weeks

Detectives are speaking to the driver and owners of a lorry after 16 people were discovered in a sealed trailer onboard a ferry.

The Stena Line ferry arrived in Rosslare in Co Wexford on Thursday afternoon from Cherbourg in France.

Police confirmed they were probing possible immigration offences and seized a truck involved in the incident.

The men were found by an employee who heard banging on the side of the trailer. They are all in good health, the ferry company and police said.

Two ambulances and several doctors' cars and police cars drove onto the ship's vehicle deck shortly after it docked in south-east Ireland.

A large police and Immigration Bureau presence was visible around the port.

Published: by Radio NewsHub
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