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Two migrants arrested after walking through Channel Tunnel to reach Britain

The Eurotunnel site in Folkestone, Kent Credit: PA

Two more suspected illegal immigrants have been arrested after walking through the Channel Tunnel to reach Britain.

The two Iranians reached Folkestone, Kent, after walking through the 31-mile tunnel.

Kent Police said Payam Moradi Mirahessari, 25, and Farein Vahdani, 20, have been charged after being detained on Saturday afternoon.

They are accused of obstructing an engine or carriage using the railway, and were remanded in custody when they appeared at Medway Magistrates' Court.

In August, a 40-year-old suspected illegal immigrant from Sudan completed the same journey by walking through the tunnel.

Thirteen have died attempting to cross the Channel since the start of the crisis in June. The latest was an Eritrean man in his 20s who was hit by a freight train last week.

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One migrant in hospital and six detained after being found in lorry

Police at the scene Credit: ITV News

A migrant is still in hospital after being found with a group hiding in the back of a lorry on a Northampton industrial estate.

Six other migrants have been detained in police custody.

Officers were called to the industrial estate just before 2pm to reports of a group of migrants hiding in the back of a lorry.

All of the roads around the Brackmills Industrial Estate in Northampton have now reopened.

Six of the people who were found in the back of the lorry are now in police custody. One man remains in hospital, but it is not believed his condition is serious.

– A spokesman for Northamptonshire Police

Two migrants found in lorry taken to A&E

The scene at Brackmills industrial estate Credit: ITV News

Two migrants found in the back of a lorry on a Northampton industrial estate have been taken to A&E for treatment, Northampton General Hospital has said.

A number of migrants were found in the back of a lorry on the Brackmills Industrial Estate.

Local reports suggest seven migrants were inside the lorry.

The lorry in which the migrants were found Credit: ITV News

Migrants found inside a lorry on industrial estate

The migrants are being checked by medics Credit: Vicky McDermott/Twitter

A number of migrants have been discovered in the back of a lorry on an industrial estate in Northampton.

The migrants were found just before 2pm on the Brackmills Industrial Estate.

They are now being assessed by medics and the area has been closed off as investigations are underway.

A map showing the industrial estate Credit: Google maps

Officers were called to the Brackmills Industrial Estate just before 2pm today following reports of a number of illegal immigrants being discovered in the back of a lorry.

Because of concerns about the medical condition of the people in the vehicle, they are now being assessed by the ambulance service at the scene.

The area where the lorry is contained has been closed off to the public as a precaution while investigations continue.

– A spokesman for Northamptonshire Police

Czech Republic will not challenge the quota system

The Czech Republic's Prime Minister has said the country will not challenge the quota system approved by the EU.

Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka said on Wednesday that even though he disagrees with the quota system, "Europe must not fall apart on the migration crisis".

Although I don't like using the quotas, I disagree with them and we voted against them, Europe must not fall apart on the migration crisis.

Therefore I don't want to further escalate the tension by (court) charges. You can stretch the rope only to certain point, then it parts.

– Sobotka said in a statement.
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