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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 stopped in Calais before reaching UK

ITV News understands the lorry carrying the 15 passengers belongs to a firm called Thermotraffic and that it stopped in Calais before reaching the UK.

ITV News producer Sandi Sidhu has tweeted:

Police have said the vehicle "originated in mainland Europe" and that it "has been seized as part of our investigation".

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