Pictures show scale of Portsmouth immigration raidÂ

A large number of suspected illegal immigrants have been found in a lorry in Portsmouth.Â

Tuesday, 11th September 2018, 2:54 pm
Updated Tuesday, 11th September 2018, 4:03 pm
Police dealing with 32 suspected illegal immigrants found in lorry in Quartremaine Road, Portsmouth. Picture: Habibur Rahman

Police were called to Quartremaine Road just after 8am this morning and pictures from the scene show the scale of the operation. 

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Police dealing with 31 suspected illegal immigrants found in lorry in Portsmout...

A Hampshire police officer at the scene, outside Portsmouth Enterprise Centre and near Airport Service Road, said 32 men were found in the lorry and that there are no fears for public safety or security.

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Police dealing with 32 suspected illegal immigrants found in lorry in Quartremaine Road, Portsmouth. Picture: Habibur Rahman

An official spokesman for Hampshire police said: '˜We were called at 8.07am by a member of the public reporting concerns for the welfare of a number of people in the back of a lorry.

'˜Officers are currently with the lorry on Quartremaine Road and are making enquiries.'

Border Force were also at the scene and the lorry has the name Ricardo Paul on it.

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