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Hadleigh: Suspected illegal immigrants caught by police after they were seen getting out of a lorry in Ipswich Road

PUBLISHED: 21:43 03 March 2014 | UPDATED: 21:43 03 March 2014

Ten suspected illegal immigrants seen exiting a lorry in Hadleigh today have been arrested on suspicion of immigration offences.

Seven men from Eritrea and two men from Sudan tonight remain at police stations and are due to be transferred to “immigration detention”, the Home Office said.

The other suspected illegal immigrant spotted getting out of a lorry in Ipswich Road at just before 10.55am today was found to be a minor and is due to be passed in to the care of social services.

Officers “quickly” detained the all-male group on the A1071 with the help of the police helicopter, a Suffolk Constabulary spokesman said.

A spokesman for the Home Office said: “When suspected illegal immigrants found on lorries are arrested by police, we respond quickly.

“We work closely with police to tackle illegal immigration. Where someone is found to have no legal right to remain in the UK we will take action to remove them.”

In September last year eight immigrants were detained at the town’s Lady Lane Industrial Estate.

A fire which broke out in the bedroom of a semi-detached house in Suffolk this morning may have damaged the neighbouring property.

A man reportedly drove his car onto the pavement to block the path of a woman after she ignored his attempts to start a conversation with her.

A motorcyclist suffered a serious and possibly life-changing leg injury during a crash with a car at the weekend.

We wanted more, more, more so original 1980s legends Bananarama have reformed and are heading to the Ipswich Regent.

A new bid to attract thousands more holiday-makers and short-breaks to Ipswich has been launched by the organisation set up to boost tourism in the town.

A man remains in custody today following a police pursuit in Ipswich which reached speeds of more than 100mph.

The sister of a 22-year-old Ipswich man who drowned after ‘tombstoning’ at Alton Water is spearheading a water safety campaign in Suffolk this week to help prevent other tragedies.

Suffolk residents are being urged to keep wet wipes and sanitary products out of their toilets and sewers after an entangled sewerage pump was lifted and cleaned in Lowestoft.

A town guide is being put together outlining important information, contacts and club details for Kesgrave which will be released this summer.

Representatives of tourist-related businesses from across Ipswich will gather at a conference at Trinity Park next month to discuss how the town can attract more leisure business.

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