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Man bailed after police stop lorry with 15 people on board

Avon and Somerset Police say they have stopped a lorry containing 15 people suffering from possible dehydration.

The vehicle was stopped at a service station off the A303 at Southfields roundabout near Ilminster, Somerset at about 1pm.

A German national arrested on suspicion of facilitating the unlawful entry of people into the UK has been released on bail. He is understood to be the driver of the lorry.

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Lorry owners take human trafficking 'very seriously'

The owners of a lorry found containing 15 people near Ilminster take incidents of human trafficking "very seriously," a spokesperson said.

The Thermotraffic spokesperson added: "At the moment we are in close contact with the British public authorities and support them to investigate the situation."

A German national has been arrested on suspicion of facilitating the unlawful entry of people into the UK. He is understood to be the driver of the lorry.

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