05/06/2015

68 Immigrants Found In Shipping Container

Sixty-eight immigrants have been found locked inside a shipping container at a port in Essex, it has been confirmed.

East of England Ambulance Service said they had been discovered at Harwich International Port at around 10pm on Thursday, 4 June. Seven people were transported to Colchester Hospital believing to be suffering from non life-threatening abdominal and chest pains. The remaining 61 people were assessed and released to UK Border Agency officials.

According to reports, the container is thought to have come from Holland. Those inside were from a number of countries, from Europe and further afield.

(JP)

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