Seventeen illegal immigrants arrested after jumping out of the back of a lorry at M1 service station

Newport Pagnell Services, library picture

Newport Pagnell Services, library picture

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A total of 17 people have been arrested on suspicion of entering the UK illegally at an M1 service station near the Northamptonshire border.

Police were called to Newport Pagnell Services on the M1 at about 10.30am yesterday to reports of people jumping out the back of a lorry.

All 17 were taken into custody before being transferred to the UK Border Force, said police.