A suspected illegal immigrant has been found in Preston.
Preston Police tweeted that they found a sleeping bag and possessions yesterday evening (8th March) in a large shipping container.
A Police dog searched the container, which had travelled from overseas, and nobody was found inside at the time.
A few hours later, an Iranian man was located and believed to be the owner of the contents from inside the container.
Police informed the public that he’ll be passed onto immigration.
We have been contacted after sleeping bags & other possessions were located in a container of rice which has arrived in Preston from overseas. Concerns were that individuals were still inside. A search with @LancsPolDogUnit & IR officers confirmed it to be empty #LiveWithTeam5 pic.twitter.com/TvsFKSsuTJ
— Preston Police (@PrestonPolice) March 8, 2019