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Migrants' Lorry Heading For Cornwall?

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11:33am 20th August 2014
(Updated 11:33am 20th August 2014)

There are reports that a lorry found with 15 migrants locked inside could have been on its way to Cornwall.

The group were discovered dehydrated in the refrigerated box vehicle on the A303 in Somerset on Tuesday.

The young men and women told police they were from Eritrea, in the Horn of Africa, and Kashmir, the northwestern region of the Indian subcontinent.

They received treatment and were checked over by paramedics.

A freight company boss has told Sky News that the lorry was dropping off cargo in Exeter and Plymouth before going on to pick up fruit and vegetables.

Police said they were working with immigration authorities to determine how the people got on board the vehicle.

Superintendent Geoff Wessell from Avon and Somerset Police said: "You had twelve males who are all in the ages of nineteen to early twenties and three women. One of the men was a young lad of the age of fifteen. All of them are safe and well; they're all healthy."

A German man has been arrested.

11:33am 20th August 2014

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