Ten Men remain in custody having been detained on suspicion of illegal entry into the UK.
Policewere called at 10:10am this morning, Wednesday 22 July, to reports that agroup of men had fled from a lorry on the A14 at Newmarket on the junction with the A142.
Witnesses have described a group of 20 or more black men exitingthe lorry and leaving the scene. A search of the area was made involving police officers and the National Police Helicopter.
Seven Men were detained at the scene and a further three were detained in Exning. All were taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre for questioning and the investigation will be handed to Home Office Immigration Enforcement.
Sgt Mark Robinson said: “A number of reports were received from witnesses who saw a group of men leaving a lorry. These varied widely in thenumber of people said to have been seen and following furtherinvestigation, including an extensive search of the vehicle, we nowbelieve the number to be far less than originally reported.
Athorough search of the area was carried out, which included the use of airsupport and no further people were traced. We would continue to ask for anyone with information to call us on 101.”
Anywitnesses to this incident are asked to contact Suffolk Police on 101 quoting CAD number 124 of July 22nd.