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Moment two migrants appear from hole cut in side of lorry in London

Moment two migrants appear feet-first from hole cut in side of lorry in west London before running off

  • Two suspected migrants emerged from side of lorry after cutting a hole in side 
  • Stowaways jumped out of opening after truck arrived in Hounslow, west London 
  • Witness claimed pair could be as young as 14 and ‘possibly from Afghanistan’
  • It is thought driver drove from Dover without realising they were on board

This is the extraordinary moment two suspected migrants emerged feet first from the side of a Polish-registered lorry after cutting a hole in its side curtain.

The stowaways jumped out of the opening they made just five minutes after the truck arrived in a freight company yard in Hounslow, west London last week.

Video footage shows the pair dangling their legs out first before jumping down to the ground and running out of the yard at around 1pm on Thursday. 

It is thought that the lorry driver had crossed the Channel before driving 100 miles from Dover to Hounslow without realising they were on board.

An office worker who witnessed the scene from his desk claimed the stowaways could be as young as 14 and ‘possibly from Afghanistan’.

He said he looked out of his window overlooking the yard, only to see a leg ‘pop out’ of the newly cut hole. The witness rushed out in time to film the scene with his mobile phone as the second suspected migrant jumped out.

He described the incident as ‘shocking and unbelievable’, adding: ‘It took less than 30 seconds for them to jump out and run away. 

‘They both looked very young, possibly only 14 to 16-years-old, and possibly from Afghanistan. I had not seen anything like it before. 

‘It was like something you see on TV, and not in real life.’

He added that the lorry driver ‘ran out panicking’ after seeing the stowaways make their break for freedom.

The two suspected migrants had disappeared by the time police arrived a few minutes later.

The stowaways jumped out of the opening they made just five minutes after the truck arrived in a freight company yard in Hounslow, west London last week

The stowaways jumped out of the opening they made just five minutes after the truck arrived in a freight company yard in Hounslow, west London last week

The stowaways jumped out of the opening they made just five minutes after the truck arrived in a freight company yard in Hounslow, west London last week

The stowaways jumped out of the opening they made just five minutes after the truck arrived in a freight company yard in Hounslow, west London last week

The stowaways jumped out of the opening they made just five minutes after the truck arrived in a freight company yard in Hounslow, west London last week

This is the extraordinary moment two suspected migrants emerged feet first from the side of a Polish-registered lorry after cutting a hole in its side curtain

The driver was interviewed and insisted that he had no knowledge of his uninvited guests or how they sneaked on board.

Police stayed at the scene while the lorry’s cargo of boxes was unloaded so officers could check that nobody else was hiding in the vehicle.

The witness said he handed his mobile phone footage to officers, along with video from a CCTV camera which captured the pair leaving the lorry.

‘The police then stayed until the lorry was completely emptied, but nobody else was inside,’ he added. ‘The police questioned the driver, but said he likely had no involvement as the seals of the lorry were still intact.

‘Also if the driver had involvement the migrants would not have cut the side and jumped out causing damage to the lorry itself.’

Video footage shows the pair dangling their legs out first before jumping down to the ground and running out of the yard at around 1pm on Thursday

Video footage shows the pair dangling their legs out first before jumping down to the ground and running out of the yard at around 1pm on Thursday

Video footage shows the pair dangling their legs out first before jumping down to the ground and running out of the yard at around 1pm on Thursday

The two suspected migrants had disappeared by the time police arrived a few minutes later

The two suspected migrants had disappeared by the time police arrived a few minutes later

The two suspected migrants had disappeared by the time police arrived a few minutes later

A Metropolitan Police spokesperson said: ‘Police were called at 12:54hrs on Thursday, 6 May to Aerodrome Way in Hounslow to reports of suspicious behaviour.

‘Officers attended and were informed that two males were seen running away from a lorry.

‘An area search and CCTV review was conducted, however no arrests were made. Officers searched the lorry and found that no one else was inside.’

MailOnline has contacted the Home Office for comment. 

It comes after nearly 200 migrants were intercepted by Border Force officials as they crossed the Channel last week – with the total number so far this year surpassing 2,100.

The Home Office confirmed that another 185 migrants attempted the journey in nine separate incidents.

These latest arrivals mean that the total number to make the crossing this year is now 2,293 – including 223 in January, 308 in February, 831 in March and 746 in April. 

French authorities prevented at least three events involving 40 migrants last Saturday.

Two Italian ports also faced an influx of hundreds of migrants after a charity ship sailed toward a Sicilian port with 236 people rescued in the Mediterranean from traffickers’ boats with a further 532 being rescued by the Italian coastguard.

In March, Priti Patel announced plans to overhaul Britain’s immigration regime by giving border guards patrolling the Channel greater powers to turn back migrant boats. 

The crackdown will be dependent on France and other countries accepting the return of migrants. 

The Government’s new plan for immigration, published in full on March 24, revealed the bill for the asylum system is set to rise to more than £1.3billion this year, from just under £1billion in 2019-20,

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Lorry crashes into parked cars on residential street

Lincolnshire Police are appealing for witnesses after a lorry ploughed into a parked cars on a Lincoln street.

The vehicle, which was abandoned after the collision, also hit nearby property walls.

The incident took place on Charlesworth Street in Lincoln, at around 4.33am this morning.

Police believe three men were in the lorry at the time of the collision and then headed in the direction of Foss Bank.

A trail of damage and the lorry itself were left behind.

A statement from Lincolnshire Police says: “Officers are working to trace these individuals and would like to hear from any witnesses to this.

“If you witnessed this incident and haven’t yet spoken with us, please make a report through one of the following ways.

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Man dies after collision on A14 at Stowmarket

The crash involved a pedestrian and a lorry last night

Author: Charlotte FisherPublished 35 minutes ago

A man has died following a serious collision on the A14 at Stowmarket.

Police were called after 10:30pm yesterday (8th May), to reports that a lorry had been involved in a collision on the westbound carriageway, near junction 49.

An ambulance was also in attendance but the pedestrian, a man in his 20s, was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

The man’s next of kin have been informed.

The road was closed for several hours to allow an investigation into the circumstances of the incident to get underway, but reopened shortly after 5am.

Officers are appealing for any witnesses to the collision to come forward, along with anyone driving in the area just prior to the incident who has a dashcam in their vehicle.

Witnesses or anybody with information is asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit quoting CAD 409 of 8 May via online[1], email[2] or phone by calling 101.

If you have been involved in or affected by a road traffic collision, advice and support information can be found here.[3]

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Traffic held on M2 after crash

All traffic was held on the M2 after a crash between a lorry and a car.

The accident happened shortly before 7.30pm on the coastbound carriageway between Junction 5 for Sittingbourne and Junction 6 for Faversham.[1][2]

The crash happened on the M2. Stock picture: Darren Small

The crash happened on the M2. Stock picture: Darren Small

The crash happened on the M2. Stock picture: Darren Small

Traffic was held back for a time so the emergency services could deal with the crash scene, but it is understood the driver of the car managed to free himself from the wreckage.

As a result of the incident the road was blocked for a time as there was debris in the carriageway.

It is believed no on suffered any serious injury and drivers can expect delays as one lane closed and traffic is slow.

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‘Idiot’ drivers taking risks and causing chaos on city’s roads

Some of the worst driving fails and near misses on Merseyside’s roads have been captured on dash cam.

The compilation of clips which was posted to Youtube channel “Idiot Drivers On Our Roads” shows everything from an accidental bump to horrifying near misses.

The bizarre and outlandish[1] attempts at driving show drivers taking risks that could have resulted in fatalities.

Fortunately, there have been no reports of injury to anyone involved in the footage, however it could have been a very different story.

In one clip, a dark Hyundai i30 weaves in and out of traffic at speed along Walton Hall Avenue[2].

The driver then moves in to the inside lane, alongside a blue lorry, before dangerously breaking and dropping behind it to avoid a bus.

Unable to decide on which lane to stay in, the motorist seems to gesture a two fingered salute at the vehicles approaching from behind.

The car then moves in to the outside lane and speeds past the lorry it has been tailgating.

Another clip shows a dozy driver reversing out of a front garden path, in front of a line of traffic, only to bump into a white van parked on the opposite side of the road.

Meanwhile a a third clip captures two impatient motorists driving along the pavement agonisingly close to a child.

The child is walking in a school uniform with a backpack on, when the two drivers use the pavement to avoid traffic.

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