Family finds man in rooftop box of car after returning to Northampton from Calais

A man reportedly climbed out of a family car's rooftop box outside Billing Aquadrome.
A man reportedly climbed out of a family car's rooftop box outside Billing Aquadrome.

A family reportedly found a man in the rooftop box of their car after returning to the UK through Calais.

The family car arrived outside Billing Aquadrome at 8.30am last Thursday (October 24) after crossing the Channel from Calais to Dover before driving over three hours to Northampton.

But a post of the Billing Aquachat Facebook group shows how that was when a man climbed out of the car's rooftop box, and had apparently been stowed away inside for the entire journey.

Northamptonshire Police were called, who arrested a 25-year-old on suspicion of entering the country illegally.

A spokesperson from the Home Office confirmed that the man, who presented himself as a Syrian national, was found to have entered the UK illegally and will be 'dealth with according to the immigration rules'.