Police rescue 18 people from the back of refrigerated lorry at motorway services near Peterborough

Police officers in Cambridgeshire have rescued 18 people from the back of a refrigerated lorry after being contacted by the driver of the HGV. 

Cambridgeshire Constabulary received a call at 11.30am this morning after the HGV driver noticed people onboard his vehicle while stopped at the Haddon services near Peterborough.

Paramedics were also called to the scene, with the driver voicing his concern for the people’s welfare, but nobody had been injured.

The incident follows another case where three men were rescued from the back of an HGV near Brampton on February 17.

Police officers in Cambridgeshire have rescued 18 people from the back of a refrigerated lorry at Haddon Services (pictured), near Peterborough, after being contacted by the driver of the HGV

Police officers in Cambridgeshire have rescued 18 people from the back of a refrigerated lorry at Haddon Services (pictured), near Peterborough, after being contacted by the driver of the HGV

Following the rescue of the 18 people, Cambridgeshire Constabulary have released a number of warning signs for people to be aware of.

These include people emerging from a lorry or HGV, particularly if they seem to be in a rush not to be seen. 

Police have also said that the sound of banging coming from inside a lorry is another indicator, particularly if the vehicle is refrigerated.

These signs should be acted upon if noticed at a service station or a lay-by.

Anyone who notices any of the outlined warning signs are urged to contact police on 999 and make a note of the vehicle’s registration number. 

Cambridgeshire Constabulary received a call at 11.30am this morning after the HGV driver noticed people onboard his vehicle while stopped at the services (stock image)

Cambridgeshire Constabulary received a call at 11.30am this morning after the HGV driver noticed people onboard his vehicle while stopped at the services (stock image)

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