Five men arrested for immigration offences in Oakham

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Five men have been arrested on suspicion of immigration offences after they were found in the back of a lorry in Lands’ End Way in Oakham.

Police were called to the scene when a member of the public heard banging coming from the vehicle at about 11.30am on Thursday.

The men, who are from Iran and India, were arrested and transferred to immigration detention.

A spokesman for the Home Office said: “When suspected illegal immigrants found on lorries are arrested by police, we respond quickly.

“We work closely with police to tackle illegal immigration.

“Where someone is found to have no legal 
right to remain in the UK we will take action to remove them.”