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5 suspected immigrants in hospital after being found in lorry

Ambulance Credit: ITV Anglia

The East of England Ambulance Service says it took five people to hospital after a group of 27 suspected illegal immigrants were found in a lorry on the A1 near Stamford.

They were called to Great North Road, north of Peterborough, at 11:56 am.

Three ambulances, four ambulance officers and the hazardous area response team where at the scene. They assessed around 25 patients.

27 suspected illegal immigrants found in lorry in Stamford

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Cambridgeshire police have arrested a lorry driver after they found a group of possible immigrants in the back of the vehicle. The driver is suspected of facilitating immigration.

Officers stopped the lorry as it was heading north on the A1 near Stamford in Lincolnshire.

They were tipped off by Hertfordshire police this morning about 30 possible immigrants in the back of a French lorry, travelling north on the M11.

It's been reported that the A1 was closed while the police stopped the lorry. The lorry has been taken to nearby Haddon services.



RAF jet crash caused by "imperfections" in nose cap

The RAF jet crashed in Lincolnshire Credit: ITV News Anglia

It's been revealed that an RAF Lakenheath fighter jet crashed near Spalding in Lincolnshire because of imperfections in the plane's nose cap.

The aircraft came down in a field at Weston Hills on October 8th 2014. The pilot managed to eject himself to safety. No-one was hurt.

Now, a report by an Aircraft Investigation Board has found that a combination of two issues- imperfections in the jet's nose cap and the angle that the plane was flying at caused it to crash.

Jet recovery taking longer than planned

The remains of the F-15 jet Credit: ITV News Anglia

The operation to recover an American jet from RAF Lakenheath which crashed in South Lincolnshire is likely to continue all weekend.

The F-15 jet crashed at Weston Hills north of Peterborough earlier this month while on a combat training mission. The pilot ejected to safety.

Military police say the recovery operation is taking slightly longer than planned and could continue into Monday.

The scene of the crash Credit: ITV News Anglia

Suffolk: US Air Force insist safety is a priority following F-15 crash

The United States Air Force at RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk insists safety is a top priority following the crash of an F-15 jet in a field near a primary school.

No one was hurt when the aircraft came down near Spalding in Lincolnshire yesterday, but people living near to the crash site have raised concerns.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Matthew Hudson

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