Incident at Newhaven Ferry Port: Two men arrested and six taken to hospital

Sussex Police are supporting Border Force and other emergency services after a number of people were found on a boat at Newhaven port this morning, February 16.

According to Sussex Police a man has been arrested on suspicion of facilitating illegal entry to the UK, and a second man has been arrested for illegally entering the UK. The ambulance service has taken six further people to hospital for treatment.

According to police the people were found on a lorry on a boat in Newhaven Port.

A spokesperson for South East Coast Ambulance Service said: “We were called at 9.40am this morning to an incident at Newhaven Ferry Port. A range of ambulance resources have attended, including our HART team, alongside other emergency service partners. We will not be providing further details at this time.”

A spokesperson for DFDS said: “We can confirm that migrants were found onboard Seven Sisters. Immediate medical attention was provided and as per normal procedure, relevant authorities were contacted. From there on our crew followed their instructions.”

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