Sixteen people have been arrested after police received reports of migrants in a lorry on the M1.Police were called at 2.55pm on Thursday with reports of people inside the lorry, which was heading north towards Bedfordshire. The lorry was stopped just before junction 11.
Some of the migrants were taken to hospital before being taken into police custody. Police said none of those arrested are thought to be seriously unwell.
It is not yet clear how the presence of the migrants in the lorry became known.
No details about the migrants’ ages or nationalities have been released and the case will now be handed to the UK Border Agency.