UPDATED: Northampton industrial estate reopened after police find seven illegal immigrants in a lorry

Emergency services at the site on Brackmills Industrial Estate
Emergency services at the site on Brackmills Industrial Estate
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Six illegal immigrants have been detained by police and one is recovering in hospital after they were all found in the back of a lorry on an industrial estate in Northampton.

Emergency services were called out to the Decathlon depot in Caswell Road on Brackmills Industrial estate just before 2pm today after a group of seven illegal immigrants were found in a lorry.

The area was sealed off to the public for seven hours while the illegal immigrants were treated by the ambulance service.

A spokesman for Northamptonshire Police said: “Six of the people who were found in the back of the lorry are now in police custody. One man remains in hospital, but it is not believed his condition is serious.

“We would like to thank everyone in and around the Brackmills Industrial estate for their co-operation and patience while we dealt with this situation.”