Six ‘illegal immigrants’ detained in Toddington after distress call


Police have detained six suspected illegal immigrants at Toddington service station after officers received a distress call from a person in the back of a lorry.

This morning Essex Police put out an appeal to trace a white lorry which had entered the country at Kent and had driven into Essex and along the A414 at North Weald.

Police had received a call from someone in a distressed state, who claimed they were in the back of a vehicle.

At around noon officers detained six people at the Toddington service station on the M1.

Investigations are ongoing.