TEN arrests were made yesterday after police were called to an incident in Basingstoke, which is now being investigated by Border Force. 

Hampshire Constabulary confirmed it was called to a lorry on Aldermaston Road at 9.13am on April 4.

It said 10 people were arrested and that Border Force was leading the investigation. 

The Home Office confirmed that police were alerted to a "lorry drop of 8 adults in Basingstoke on 4th April near the M3 Motorway".

They said the individuals identified themselves as Iranian, Iraqi and Syrian.

All the individuals are being processed by Immigration Enforcement and will be dealt with according to the immigration rules.

Border Force is a law enforcement command within the Home Office. It secures the UK border by carrying out immigration and customs controls for people and goods entering the UK.

A member of the public told the Gazette they saw 10 people coming out of the back of the lorry near the roundabout, and around five police cars in attendance.