BREAKING NEWS: Suspected illegal immigrants discovered in back of lorry in Eastbourne

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Emergency services and border control officers are currently investigating after a handful of stowaways were discovered in the back of a lorry in Hampden Park this afternoon (Friday).

Police received a call from the male driver of the lorry at 2.55pm to say he had just driven from the continent and could hear people inside his refridgerated lorry as he drove along Lindfield Road.

Officers from the UK Border Control Agency rushed to the scene and up to a dozen people were inside the trailer when the doors were opened outside the Co-Op, opposite the junction with Timberley Road.

The people were taken into police custody and remain there now.

Further details are expected to be released later.