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UPDATE: 23 people 'detained' after lorry stopped in Maidstone

Tuesday 15th October 2019

TWENTY three people have been detained after being found in the back of a lorry in Maidstone.

Kent Police was called at around 12.30 on Tuesday, October 15 2019 to reports of people in the back of a lorry at the services at junction 8 of the M20.

Officers attended the scene along with the South East Coast Ambulance Service who checked a number of the occupants as a precaution.

Twenty three people were detained and they have been transported to the Home Office immigration centre at Dover.