Police who stopped a lorry found twenty people suffering from dehydration in the back of the vehicle.

The people were found dehydrated on the back of a lorry in

The people were found dehydrated on the back of a lorry in Somerset

Avon & Somerset Police stopped the lorry at 1pm this afternoon by the Southfields roundabout on the A3o3,near Ilminster, Somerset.

The police have not revealed what nationality the people are, whether they entered the county illegally or how they came to be on the lorry.

No arrests have been made at this time and the people discovered on the lorry are receiving treatment.  Officers from the Avon & Somerset Police are working with immigration authorities to ascertain how the people boarded the lorry.

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