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Stowaways found in Army vehicles

A group of illegal immigrants arrived in Britain after stowing themselves aboard Army vehicles, police have said.

The five men were discovered on Tuesday by soldiers at the Duke of Gloucester Barracks, in South Cerney, in Gloucestershire.

The men included two Indians, aged 24 and 26, two Afghans aged 16 and 18, and a 15-year-old Iranian.

They are now being held in a detention centre in the county, a police spokesman confirmed.

Officers used sniffer dogs to search for a number of the men within the Army barracks.

The group is believed to have climbed aboard the convoy returning from Kosovo at Calais.




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