Eleven immigrants arrested in Soulbury


There were dramatic scenes in Soulbury last week as eleven suspected illegal immigrants from the Middle East and Africa were captured by police.

It is understood that the men were stowed away in the back of a lorry that had travelled from Portugal via Calais.

A witness told the LBO that as the van pulled into the depot off Hollingdon Road on the morning of Wednesday, July 29 – men were seen jumping out of the back of the vehicle to run through nearby fields.

Beds Police were called and eleven men in total – all aged in their 20s – were arrested for immigration offences.

Most of those caught were found inside the van, with two others found shortly afterwards in Soulbury.

Three of the men had managed to flee the village and were later caught near the Three Locks pub.

Read more in next week’s Leighton Buzzard Observer, out Tuesday, August 11.