Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 5°C

min temp: -1°C

Search

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

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 criminal investigation has been launched by police into a failing care home in Hadleigh at which a resident died.

A lorry has burst into flames following a crash with a car on the A14 westbound in Suffolk close to Needham Market.

Urgent improvements have been demanded of three food businesses in east Suffolk, according to hygiene inspection reports.

A crewman has died after a boiler backfired in the engine room of the Manhattan Bridge container ship as it was docking at Felixstowe port last night – causing an “explosion”.

Animal welfare charities in Suffolk have urged caution over who found pets are given to after reports of a woman in Ipswich posing as an animal welfare officer to obtain a cat found by a homeowner in their garden.

Today the sun is taking the edge off the biting January winds in Suffolk, the perfect winter’s day.

More than half the homes in Suffolk are in the bottom two council tax bands it has emerged.

A Suffolk man has been evicted from his hospital bed by court order after he “unnecessarily” refused to leave for more than two years.

Beach huts, morning runs and golden sand. Not exactly the Felixstowe you might be expecting in January.

Labour’s shadow trade and industry secretary Clive Lewis has visited Ipswich to encourage party members as thoughts start to turn towards this year’s election.

Most read

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

MyDate24 MyPhotos24