NINE MEN have been found in the back of a lorry at Wheatley services.

A passer-by dialled 999 at around 3.32pm after they thought people were inside a parked HGV container. 

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More than 10 police cars, vans and ambulance crews raced to the scene and taped off the area in a suspected major incident.

The men were given the once over by paramedics before being ‘handed over’ to Thames Valley Police officers and Border Force UK.

A spokesperson for the police has now confirmed that all of the men have been arrested on suspicion of immigration offences.

Oxford Mail:

They added: “The nine men are being taken to police custody prior to being dealt with by the immigration service.”

A passer-by said they had seen a large electric blue lorry cordoned off by police at the service station and had seen officers searching the area.

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The services, just of the M40, has a BP petrol garage, Starbucks, KFC, taxi company and hotel.

This afternoon an employee at the BP garage said they couldn’t see anything clearly from their shop but could see a lot of police in the area.

They mentioned spotting two ambulance crews who had gone within hours.

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