EIGHT men were arrested in Evesham on suspicion of entering the UK illegally.

An eyewitness has said that a van was making a delivery to Primafruit, on the Vale Business Park at 8am on Friday, June 7 when eight men ran out the back of the van.

A Home Office spokesman has confirmed that immigration enforcement was contacted by West Mercia Police on June 7, after police officers attended the incident at the business.

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The spokesman said: "Eight males were arrested by police officers on suspicion of entering the UK illegally.

"The group presented themselves as Iranian, Egyptian and Iraqi nationals.

"One minor has since been passed into the care of social services.

"The seven adults were passed to immigration officers to be interviewed. Their cases will be dealt with according to the immigration rules."

Primafruit was unavailable to comment.