Person walking on M27 near Whiteley is detained by Home Office

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A PERSON found wandering along the M27 this morning has been arrested on suspicion of entering the country illegally.

Police were called at 10.09am to reports ‘of a man walking on the carriageway, near junction 9 at Whiteley.’

He was detained and the Home Office took over the investigation.

A spokeswoman said: ‘One person was arrested on suspicion of entering the UK illegally. He claims to be a minor and is currently in custody awaiting age assessment by social services.

‘Where someone is found to have no right to remain in the UK, we will take action to remove them.’