Polish driver convicted by French court

Officers selected the German-registered van which was carrying insulation boards for further examination.

A heart beat detector gave a positive reading and officers carried out a detailed search during which they found a concealed box.

After forcing open the box, they discovered it contained lighting, fans and seven Sri Lankan immigrants.

The 51-year-old driver of the van appeared before the French courts where he was jailed for four months for facilitating people smuggling.


Illegal immigrants found in van

Seven illegal immigrants have been stopped from entering the UK after Border Force officers found them hidden in a van at Calais heading for Dover.