Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 9°C

min temp: 5°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Hadleigh: Suspected illegal immigrants caught by police after they were seen getting out of a lorry in Ipswich Road

21:43 03 March 2014

Ten suspected illegal immigrants seen exiting a lorry in Hadleigh today have been arrested on suspicion of immigration offences.

shares

Seven men from Eritrea and two men from Sudan tonight remain at police stations and are due to be transferred to “immigration detention”, the Home Office said.

The other suspected illegal immigrant spotted getting out of a lorry in Ipswich Road at just before 10.55am today was found to be a minor and is due to be passed in to the care of social services.

Officers “quickly” detained the all-male group on the A1071 with the help of the police helicopter, a Suffolk Constabulary spokesman said.

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.”

In September last year eight immigrants were detained at the town’s Lady Lane Industrial Estate.

shares
The car is rescued from the pond - photo courtesy of iwitness Jane Davis

A driver was left stranded on top of an upturned car in the middle of a pond after the vehicle left a country road in the early hours of this morning.

Man arrested following drug related death

Police have made an arrest following the sudden death of a man from a suspected drug overdose.

Police officers suspended from duty. Library image.

Five officers and one special constable are currently suspended from duty at Essex Police.

Breast cancer survivor Nichola Whymark and brother Alastair Wright are running the London Marathon.

A cancer survivor is taking on a marathon just 11 months after having a double mastectomy.

An impression of the new Moreton Hall secondary school.

Community leaders have made key decisions this week to drive forward a project involving a new school, sports facilities, homes, road and business park in Bury St Edmunds.

British Summer Time begins this Sunday (March 29) when the clocks go forwards by an hour and the nights will be noticeably lighter.

The East of England Air Ambulance was called to Shenstone Drive after a woman in her 60s became seriously ill

A woman has been taken to hospital in a critical condition after falling ill in Ipswich.

Acton Primary School kids have designed boards for an easter trail around the village to raise funds. Left to right, Billy Purser and Lilly Elms.

Youngsters are being invited to follow a special Easter trail around their west Suffolk village to help raise funds for new play equipment at the local school.

Cancer survival rates for those living in west Suffolk are the best in the East of England, new figures reveal.

Health minister and Suffolk MP Dan Poulter last night labelled the move a step in the right direction, saying it will hugely benefit patients.

Evening and weekend GP services could return to Suffolk as early as this summer, it can be revealed today, but a reduction in the anticipated funding means just one centre will initially open to patients.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages