Illegal stowaways found in Heathrow lorry

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Immigration officials are to question 21 illegal stowaways who were found hidden in the back of a lorry at Heathrow Airport.

Immigration officials are to question 21 illegal stowaways who were found hidden in the back of a lorry at Heathrow Airport.

The group, thought to be from Kosovo, were found by police in the cargo area of the airport yesterday lunchtime and were immediately detained.

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said the lorry had travelled to Britain from Germany, via Dover. He said the driver of the vehicle was arrested at the scene but released without charge.

The group, including 10 children, were transported to the asylum seekers' refuge at the airport after they were discovered.

They are due to be questioned later today by immigration officers.

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