Container found with 20 people inside on A303

Container found with 20 people inside

Container found with 20 people inside

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An investigation is under way after a lorry containing 20 people was discovered at a service station, police said.

Officers from Avon and Somerset are working with immigration officials following the discovery in on the A303 today.

An Avon and Somerset Police spokesman said: ''We stopped a lorry at a service station off the A303 at Southfields Roundabout at about 1pm, which contained a group of 20 people who are currently being treated by paramedics for possible dehydration.

''Their health and welfare is paramount as we try to piece together with the immigration authorities exactly what has happened.''

The discovery comes after the death of Meet Singh Kapoor, 40, from Afghanistan, who was found dead inside a container at Tilbury Docks in Essex on Saturday.

Members of the 34-strong group, including 13 children, survived the ordeal. They are all Afghan Sikhs from Kabul.

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4:10pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Huey says...

Put them back in the container and send it back across the channel.
Close all the immigrant reception centres or whathavya and spend the money saved on education, healthcare, or investment in transport and communication networks.
Put them back in the container and send it back across the channel. Close all the immigrant reception centres or whathavya and spend the money saved on education, healthcare, or investment in transport and communication networks. Huey
  • Score: 6

4:16pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Lord Palmerstone says...

They'll no doubt have been trafficked there. And being taken to be enslaved.
As to the last paragraphs, although I perfectly well understand why Sikhs would wish to escape from the vile Taliban I genuinely don't understand why they would head for anywhere but India, an awful lot closer and, frankly friendlier, than the UK.
They'll no doubt have been trafficked there. And being taken to be enslaved. As to the last paragraphs, although I perfectly well understand why Sikhs would wish to escape from the vile Taliban I genuinely don't understand why they would head for anywhere but India, an awful lot closer and, frankly friendlier, than the UK. Lord Palmerstone
  • Score: 5

4:43pm Tue 19 Aug 14

forest hump says...

Lord Palmerstone wrote:
They'll no doubt have been trafficked there. And being taken to be enslaved.
As to the last paragraphs, although I perfectly well understand why Sikhs would wish to escape from the vile Taliban I genuinely don't understand why they would head for anywhere but India, an awful lot closer and, frankly friendlier, than the UK.
Because India don't tolerate freeloaders and India does not ply people with handouts and housing.
[quote][p][bold]Lord Palmerstone[/bold] wrote: They'll no doubt have been trafficked there. And being taken to be enslaved. As to the last paragraphs, although I perfectly well understand why Sikhs would wish to escape from the vile Taliban I genuinely don't understand why they would head for anywhere but India, an awful lot closer and, frankly friendlier, than the UK.[/p][/quote]Because India don't tolerate freeloaders and India does not ply people with handouts and housing. forest hump
  • Score: 8

5:52pm Tue 19 Aug 14

mickey01 says...

This just shows how a soft touch we have become and now we have them coming from all corners of the globe and we need to close these centres and just send em straight back from wherever they came from even if it means chartering a plane .
This just shows how a soft touch we have become and now we have them coming from all corners of the globe and we need to close these centres and just send em straight back from wherever they came from even if it means chartering a plane . mickey01
  • Score: 3

6:10pm Tue 19 Aug 14

stupidperson says...

Why don`t the UK Government use the money spent on human rights lawyers for all these people on border control?
Why don`t the UK Government use the money spent on human rights lawyers for all these people on border control? stupidperson
  • Score: 1

6:17pm Tue 19 Aug 14

stupidperson says...

forest hump wrote:
Lord Palmerstone wrote:
They'll no doubt have been trafficked there. And being taken to be enslaved.
As to the last paragraphs, although I perfectly well understand why Sikhs would wish to escape from the vile Taliban I genuinely don't understand why they would head for anywhere but India, an awful lot closer and, frankly friendlier, than the UK.
Because India don't tolerate freeloaders and India does not ply people with handouts and housing.
Which is the reason Britain had to take in all the Ugandan Asians. All of whom, that had no legal right of entry to the UK whatsoever, despite the lies by the UK Gov to the contrary.
[quote][p][bold]forest hump[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lord Palmerstone[/bold] wrote: They'll no doubt have been trafficked there. And being taken to be enslaved. As to the last paragraphs, although I perfectly well understand why Sikhs would wish to escape from the vile Taliban I genuinely don't understand why they would head for anywhere but India, an awful lot closer and, frankly friendlier, than the UK.[/p][/quote]Because India don't tolerate freeloaders and India does not ply people with handouts and housing.[/p][/quote]Which is the reason Britain had to take in all the Ugandan Asians. All of whom, that had no legal right of entry to the UK whatsoever, despite the lies by the UK Gov to the contrary. stupidperson
  • Score: -1

10:04pm Fri 22 Aug 14

Pobinr says...

These people will keep coming here until we're as poor as them.
I've got one thing to say to these spongers.
Don't dump your problems on us.
I didn't have kids till I could provide for them & put a roof over their heads.
Whereas no matter what 5hitholes these people come from they still breed like rabbits.
All they seem able to do is have unprotected sex.
**** off we're full !
Southampton water is polluted with hepatitus 'A' thanks to a regular top ups from immigrants.
Time for the people's army to man our borders. We cannot trust FibDemLabCon
Vote UKIP on principle
These people will keep coming here until we're as poor as them. I've got one thing to say to these spongers. Don't dump your problems on us. I didn't have kids till I could provide for them & put a roof over their heads. Whereas no matter what 5hitholes these people come from they still breed like rabbits. All they seem able to do is have unprotected sex. **** off we're full ! Southampton water is polluted with hepatitus 'A' thanks to a regular top ups from immigrants. Time for the people's army to man our borders. We cannot trust FibDemLabCon Vote UKIP on principle Pobinr
  • Score: 1

12:43am Sat 23 Aug 14

Pobinr says...

I have one thing to say - Vote UKIP
I have one thing to say - Vote UKIP Pobinr
  • Score: 0

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