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Migrants found in back of lorry at Sussex port: Two arrests made in ‘major incident’ with helicopter, fire and ambulance crews also on the scene


Emergency services are attending a major incident inside a cross Channel freezer lorry with a number of seriously injured migrants.

MailOnline understands at least two arrests have been made. 

The lorry arrived at the East Sussex port of Newhaven on a passenger ferry from Dieppe this morning and is still being examined on board the ship.

Authorities in the UK were alerted before the ship arrived from France and emergency services were waiting on the dockside.

Video footage shows scores of police and ambulance vehicles at the scene, with several people on stretchers being given critical care. 

A major incident is underway at Newhaven Ferry Harbour in East Sussex

A major incident is underway at Newhaven Ferry Harbour in East Sussex

The lorry arrived at the East Sussex port of Newhaven on a passenger ferry from Dieppe this morning and is still being examined on board the ship

The lorry arrived at the East Sussex port of Newhaven on a passenger ferry from Dieppe this morning and is still being examined on board the ship

Authorities in the UK were alerted before the ship arrived from France and emergency services were waiting on the dockside

Authorities in the UK were alerted before the ship arrived from France and emergency services were waiting on the dockside

The Seven Sisters arrived from Dieppe this morning.

The drive on, Ro-Ro ferry makes the trip from Newhaven to Dieppe daily.

A South East Coast Ambulance spokesman said: ‘We were called at 9.40am this morning to an incident at Newhaven Ferry Port. 

‘A range of ambulance resources have attended, including our HART team, alongside other emergency service partners. We will not be providing further details at this time.’



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