Lynn police officers are helping to process 27 suspected illegal immigrants found on board a lorry earlier today (Tuesday, June 16).
Cambridgeshire police received information from colleagues in Hertfordshire earlier of a French lorry containing 30 possible immigrants.
The lorry was stopped on the A1 northbound close to the junction with the B1081, near Stamford.
A total of 27 people have been arrested for immigration offences and are currently being processed at Thorpe Wood Police Station and Lynn Police Investigation Centre.
This includes the driver of the lorry, a 54-year-old man from Dover, arrested on suspicion of assisting unlawful entry to the UK.
Five of those detained have been taken to Peterborough City Hospital believed to be suffering dehydration – none are believed to be seriously ill.
Officers are currently establishing the nationality and age of all those detained and liaising with the Immigration Enforcement Service.