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Migrants call police for help from lorry trailer on M25

The suspected migrants were rescued from a lorry on the M25. Credit: Andrew Matthews / PA

A group of suspected migrants were rescued from a lorry's refrigerated trailer after calling police for help on the M25, officers have said.

Surrey Police said 10 adults and three children were removed from the HGV in Chertsey on Tuesday afternoon.

The force said it received calls from multiple people inside the vehicle.

An officer spotted a lorry matching the description given by one of the callers and it was stopped.

The people were checked over by the South East Coast Ambulance Service before being detained on suspicion of illegally entering the UK, the force said.

The adults were detained in Dover, Kent, while the children were placed in the care of social services.


M25 delay warnings after overnight coach crash

No-one was seriously injured in the smash. Credit: @SurreyRoadCops

Three lanes of the M25 have been closed after a coach crashed overnight.

A picture, from Surrey Police, showed a badly-smashed up coach at the side of the road with debris along its side.

The road is closed between junctions eight and nine anti-clockwise, Highways England said, predicting delays until 6.30am.

Surrey Fire and Rescue attended the scene but police said no-one was seriously injured.


Two hurt after lorry overturns on M25

Part of the M25 will be closed for the rest of the day after a lorry overturned, leaving on person in a critical condition while another is being treated for serious injuries.

A stretch of road shut is between junction 23 at South Mimms and junction 25. Credit: Bruno Fernandes. Twitter: @nbrunofernandes

The M25 is closed between J23 (St Albans Road) and J25 (Enfield). Congestion was reported earlier on the clockwise Clockwise to J22 with the A1081 (St Albans / London Colney) and on the anticlockwise section to J27 with the M11.

The emergency services are still on the scene but two air ambulances called to the scene have now left.

Man held after M25 crossings security alert

Motorists faced severe delays on the M25 after police were forced to close the Dartford Crossing in both directions due to a security alert.

Drivers were caught in nine-mile long tailbacks after both the QE2 Bridge and Dartford Tunnels were closed for almost seven hours during rush-hour traffic last night, as bomb disposal experts investigated a suspicious item.

Officers had been called to the crossing at 4pm following a report of a male pedestrian behaving unusually, Kent Police said.

He was arrested and remains in police custody.

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