Alleged illegals now in Cambridgeshire

A group of suspected illegal immigrants detained in Suffolk on Friday morning have been moved to the Oakington immigration centre in Cambridgeshire, it emerged today.

A group of suspected illegal immigrants detained in Suffolk on Friday morning have been moved to the Oakington immigration centre in Cambridgeshire, it emerged today.

Immigration officials held 10 people at their offices in Harwich after a van was stopped on the A12 at Capel St Mary.

Four people appeared before Ipswich magistrates yesterday accused of attempting to smuggle illegal immigrants into Britain.

Divender Singh, of Gravesend in Kent, French national Hussain Abid, 33, and Dutch nationals Johan Hoekstra, 25, and Ludwig Kwarten, 26, all appeared before South East Suffolk Magistrates.


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They are all charged with facilitating the entry of illegal aliens into the United Kingdom.

Singh was released on conditional bail until August 15, the other three were remanded in custody until July 18.

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No pleas were taken at the preliminary hearing.

They were all held after the yacht Pim was towed into Shotley Marina early on Friday morning by the Aldeburgh lifeboat.

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