Eight Vietnamese nationals were arrested after an incident in Horsham yesterday and have been handed over to immigration officers.
Police contacted Home Office immigration officers after attending an incident on the A264 in which eight individuals were detained.
A spokesperson for the Home Office confirmed the arrests and said the Vietnamese nationals had been referred to immigration officers for interview.
They added: “Where someone is found to have no right to remain in the UK, we will take action to remove them.”
Speaking on Twitter, the National Police Air Service helicopter service said it had been called to help Horsham Police trace a person who had decamped from a lorry.
Witness Andy Venn said the incident took place near the Rusper roundabout on the A264:
“We went past about five minutes ago.
“There were six police cars, an ambulance and a big white lorry and the back of the lorry was open.”
More to follow.
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