FIVE people have been arrested after three suspected migrants were found on a lorry in Southampton.

Police rushed to West Quay Road at around 8.40am yesterday after an incident involving three people hidden on a lorry was reported at Southampton Port.

A spokesman for the Home Office said: "Police officers encountered three men - two Iraqis and an Iranian. All were referred to the Home Office and their cases will be progressed in line with the immigration rules."

A spokesman for Hampshire police said five men were arrested on suspicion of immigration offences.

It is unclear how the five people arrested were involved in the incident. 

The Daily Echo has asked the Home Office for clarification but the authority has not provided a comment yet.