28/08/2015 11:05 BST | Updated 28/08/2016 06:59 BST

'Illegal Immigrants' Found In Lorry At M25 Service Station, 28 Arrests

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Tailbacks on the M6 in Staffordshire after a lorry fire closed the motorway for repairs due to the ferocity of the blaze melting the tarmac.

Police have arrested 27 suspected illegal immigrants who were found inside a lorry at a motorway service station.

The discovery was made at Cobham Services on the M25 at around 10.50am, Surrey Police said.

The lorry driver was also detained.

A police statement said: "Surrey Police was called to Cobham Service Station at around 10.50am on Friday, 28 August following suspicions around a lorry parked at the location.

"On arrival 27 people were detained on suspicion of illegal entry. Ambulance crews also attended the scene and medically assessed the people.

"Surrey Police have now handed this investigation to the UK Visas and Immigration Service."