A man thought to be a migrant has been found dead in the back of a HGV in Kent.
Emergency services were called to the A20 Airport Cage in Sellindge, near Folkestone, at around 8.30am on Monday morning.
The body of the man – who has yet to be identified but is believed to have travelled to the UK from France – was found after the lorry pulled up at the service station.
Both the police and South East Coast Ambulance service were called but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.
The cause of death is currently being investigated.
A police spokesman said: "At 8.29am, Kent Police were called to an incident concerning a lorry on the A20 at Sellindge, near Folkestone.
"Officers and South East Coast Ambulance Service attended and a man in the rear of the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene.
Calais Refugee Children arrive in UK
Calais Refugee Children arrive in UK
A coach carrying the first group of unaccompanied minors from the Jungle migrant camp in Calais to be brought to Britain arrives at an immigration centre in Croydon, south London
A Catholic priest chats to Muslim Imans as they wait for the arrival of the coach carrying the first group of unaccompanied minors from the Jungle migrant camp in Calais to be brought to Britain arrives at an immigration centre in Croydon, south London
Fourteen migrant children from the 'Jungle Camp' in Calais are due to arrive in the UK today to be reunited with relatives
Young men are escorted after stepping off a coach at the Home Offices Lunar House
A boy is escorted after stepping off a coach at the Home Offices Lunar House after arriving from the Calais 'Jungle Camp'
UK Border Force staff escort the first group of unaccompanied minors from the Jungle migrant camp in Calais to be brought to Britain as they arrive at an immigration centre in Croydon, south London
A young boy arrives on a coach at the Home Offices Lunar House after leaving the Calais 'Jungle Camp.' Fourteen migrant children from the 'Jungle Camp' in Calais are due to arrive in the UK today to be reunited with relatives
British former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, center, flanked by Bethany Gardiner-Smith, left, from the Citizens UK charity and Bishop of Croydon Jonathan Clark speaks to the media about the 14 migrant children who will be resettled in the UK, outside Croydon Minster church in Croydon, south London
Asif Khan whose brother Aimal Khan was one of fourteen migrant children who arrived in the UK, speaks to the media outside Lunar House in Croydon, south London. The 25-year-old chef has been living in the UK for 11 years, having fled Afghanistan himself. His brother Aimal Khan, 14, also from Afghanistan, had been stranded in the Jungle for six months
"It is believed the lorry had travelled from France and inquiries are ongoing to identify the man and ascertain the cause of death."
The lorry was being operated by Iberian transport firm KLOG.
A company spokesman said: "I have only been told bits and bobs but cannot say anything else until I speak to the driver over the telephone.
"We are aware of the incident in England and you can say we are investigating what happened."
If the man is a refugee attempting to enter the country from France it will bring the death toll of migrants trying to escape camps in the Calais area up to 15 so far this year.
It comes just a week after an Eritrean refugee died and another was injured in a road accident involving a British lorry driver in Calais.
Around 50 people were trying to slow UK bound traffic on the A16 motorway by placing obstructions in the road and climbing onto HGVs.
A French court has confirmed the destruction of the Calais camp can begin after a charity lost its bid to delay the closure.
Authorities in Lille turned down a emergency request arguing the country was not ready to relocate the camp’s residents.
Following an agreement between the Home Office and the French authorities to begin transporting child refugees with ties to the UK,14 teenagers arrived in the country on Monday morning.
The boys, aged between 14 and 17, were reunited with their families in Croydon, south London.
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