Suspected illegal immigrants found in Newhaven

Newhaven port SUS-150827-095307001
Newhaven port SUS-150827-095307001

Four men believed to be illegal immigrants were detained after being found in residential streets and gardens in Newhaven.

Sussex Police were called to Newhaven Port shortly before 9am on Wednesday, April 20 after reports that people believed to be illegal immigrants had disembarked.

A search was made of the area and four men, all in their 20s, who had dispersed in local roads, were located and detained before being handed over to immigration officials.

A Newhaven resident, who did not wish to be named, said one man was arrested from the back garden of a house in Second Avenue.

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