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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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None of lorry passengers require hospital treatment

None of the people found travelling in a lorry in Somerset are expected to require hospital treatment, a spokesman for South Western Ambulance Service has said.

Paramedics were treating 15 individuals - 12 males and three males - at the scene after they showed signs of dehydration.

Two ambulances and two rapid response vehicles responded to a call at 3:13pm this afternoon.

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