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A section of the M20 was closed while police investigated

A group of nine migrants has been found in a lorry travelling on the M20.

Kent Police were called at 15:40 BST to reports of people in the back of a lorry.

The group are being checked by the South East Coast Ambulance Service before they were passed to Home Office immigration officers, Kent Police said.

Police closed a section of the motorway near Ashford, Kent, where the lorry was stopped, but it has since been reopened.

It came hours after 39 people were found dead in a refrigerated lorry thought to have travelled to the UK on a ferry from Zeebrugge.

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