BREAKING NEWS: Suspected illegal immigrant found in lorry in Eastbourne

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A major operation is currently underway in Eastbourne after a suspected illegal immigrant was found in a lorry.

Police say only one person has been detained so far after the alarm was raised by a member of public.

Officers have surrounded a foreign registered lorry close to Wickes in Hammonds Drive, near the police station.

A spokesperson at Sussex Police said the alarm was raised after knocking was heard coming from inside the lorry.

More details are expected to be released later.

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