Iranian illegal immigrants 'delivered in wheelie bins'
Four suspected Iranian illegal immigrants were arrested after being smuggled into the country in a lorry transporting wheelie bins, police said today.The three men and a boy were caught after they ran from the vehicle as it delivered the bins at council offices in Maidstone, Kent. A witness told the Sun newspaper that up to 20 men had been hidden in the lorry. The witness said: "About 20 men burst out of the truck as it came to a stop."They didn't come out the back - they punched their way through the roof and started running off in all directions."They had been hiding inside the wheelie bins for the whole journey." A spokeswoman for Kent Police said: "Patrols from Kent Police attended College Road, Maidstone, after reports that men were seen getting out of the back of a French lorry."
Following a police search, four men were arrested and taken to Maidstone Police Station. A 20-year-old man from Iran, wanted by Liverpool police, was transferred to Liverpool City Magistrates court on June 20.
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