Group rescued from back of lorry in Godmanchester

The lorry was stopped on a stretch of the A14. Picture: ARCHANT/STOCK

The lorry was stopped on a stretch of the A14. Picture: ARCHANT/STOCK - Credit: Archant

Two people have been arrested after police rescued ten people from the back of a lorry this afternoon.

Police were called just after 2.20pm today (Tuesday) to reports of concerns for a group of 10 people travelling westbound in a lorry on the A14.

Officers stopped the vehicle at the Shell garage in Godmanchester.

Ambulance crews attended and those within the lorry have been taken to hospital, but no one is thought to be seriously injured.

A spokesman for Cambridgeshire police said: "Two people have been arrested - one on suspicion of assisting unlawful immigration and the other for suspected firearms offences. Immigration services have been notified. Enquiries continue."


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It is believed to be the third such incident of people being rescued from the backs of lorries travelling on the A14 in Huntingdonshire in the last month.

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