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BREAKING: Border control officers stop lorry in Maidstone - updates to follow

Tuesday 15th October 2019

THOSE enjoying a quiet break at the M20 services near Hollingbourne found themselves surrounded by police, border control officers and paramedics.

The incident – at around 2pm today – involving the emergency services is thought to have involved border control officers and the detention of a number of men travelling in the back of a lorry that had stopped at the rest area, off junction 8.

Sean Briggs, who is working on the M20, was collecting a coffee and caught it all on camera.

He told Downs Mail: “The back of the lorry was opened and there were police and officers everywhere as those inside made a break for it. They had to round them up like Texas rangers.”

Kent Police have been approached for a comment.


UPDATE: 23 people 'detained' after lorry stopped in Maidstone - CLICK HERE