A shocking video shows ‘at least 30 or 40 men’ climbing out of a lorry at an M25 service station as another person whips them with rope.
The gang can be seen lifting the roof of a truck and then fleeing at Cobham Services in Elmbridge, Surrey yesterday afternoon.
The video was filmed by electrical engineer Ryan Stanley who was driving from a job in Bromley, south London when he witnessed the men unloading themselves from the French lorry at about 2.30pm.
In the clip two men appear to be hurrying the suspected migrants along, one of them even lashed out at the stowaways with a makeshift whip.
Mr Stanley, 21, said: ‘There were about 30 or 40 which came out. I started filming about 25 seconds after I first noticed them.
‘There was three lorries and two of them seemed to no nothing about what was going on. The drivers seemed shocked.
‘[The people] were coming out of a French lorry carrying industrial pipework. They just all ran away across the field and behind the little hotel. It was it bit surreal.’
Mr Stanley also claimed that police with sniffer dogs were at the station but he did not witness any arrests being made.
A man arrested on suspicion of illegally driving 27 people into the UK after they were found in the back of a lorry has been released without charge.
The 50-year-old Italian was arrested on suspicion of facilitating illegal entry on Friday, August 28, when 27 men were found in the back of his lorry at Cobham services on the M25.
Between August 2014 and August 2015, 106 men and 11 women were arrested on suspicion of illegal entry into the UK at the M25 services.
Of those people, 16 were children and teenagers, and 71 were under 30.
The arrested had travelled from as far as Afghanistan, Albania, Ethiopia, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, and Syria. The majority came from Eritrea.
In 2015 an Italian lorry driver arrested on suspicion of illegally driving 27 people into the UK was released without charge.
The 50-year-old was detained on suspicion of facilitating illegal entry after the group of men were found in his truck at Cobham Services.
The Home Office confirmed his release was likely to have been the day after his arrest.