UPDATE: Ten men arrested on suspicion of illegally entering the UK
Ten men have been detained on suspicion of illegal entry into the UK after fleeing from a lorry on the A14.
Police were called at 10.10am this morning, Wednesday, July 22, to reports that a group of men had run from the lorry on the A14 at Newmarket on the junction with the A142.
Witnesses described a group of 20 or more black men exiting the 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 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 the number of people said to have been seen and following further investigation, including an extensive search of the vehicle, we now believe the number to be far less than originally reported.
“A thorough search of the area was carried out, which included the use of air support and no further people were traced.
“We would continue to ask for anyone with information to call us on 101.”
Any witnesses to this incident are asked to contact Suffolk Police on 101 quoting CAD number 124 of July 22.