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Seven men arrested in Thetford immigration incident are from Vietnam, says Home Office

15:59 06 May 2014

Police are appealing for any information.  Picture: James Bass

Police are appealing for any information. Picture: James Bass

Archant Norfolk Photographic © 2011

Seven men arrested on suspicion of immigration offences after fleeing from a lorry at a service station are from Vietnam, the Home Office have said.

The men were arrested by Norfolk Police at around 9.30am on Saturday after officers were called to Abbeyheath services on the A11 in Thetford in response to concerns about suspicious activity.

The police helicopter was called into action as part of the search.

Seven men in custody after suspicious activity in Thetford

A Home Office spokesman said four of the men remain in immigration detention and the others have been released on immigration bail.

He said:“We work closely with police to tackle illegal immigration. Where someone is found to have no legal right to remain in the UK we will take action to remove them.”

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