Three more arrests made in Portsmouth illegal immigrant police operation

POLICE in Portsmouth have arrested another three people on suspicion of entering the UK illegally.

Friday, 11th January 2019, 2:56 pm
Updated Friday, 11th January 2019, 3:58 pm
Police worked with British Transport Police and Network Rail to catch those who jumped from the back of a lorry. Picture: @HantsPolRoads

Six people were detained yesterday after a group of people were spotted jumping from a trailer unit near Cosham Railway Station.

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The arrests have been made as part of a joint operation between Hampshire Constabulary, British Transport Police, NPAS Bournemouth and Network Rail.

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Police worked with British Transport Police and Network Rail to catch those who jumped from the back of a lorry. Picture: @HantsPolRoads

Police suspect that the individuals are illegal immigrants.

Posting on social media, Hampshire Response Cops tweeted: '˜Further three located in Cosham Park.

'˜Massive drain on resources yesterday, thanks to response teams around the county assisting covering Portsmouth jobs whilst we dealt with this for the majority of our shift.'