A dead migrant was discovered this morning in the back of a lorry of catalogues.
The grim find was made in a lorry park off the A20 in Kent at around 8am.
The driver is understood to have discovered the body – thought to be a male – after a group of migrants jumped out of his trailer.
Emergency services attended the scene after lorry park staff assisted in raising the alarm.
Shocking: A dead migrant was discovered this morning in the back of this lorry of catalogues
It is understood heaving lifting equipment was used to unload some of the lorry’s payload.
The number or current location of the other migrants involved is not known.
The lorry park is on Ashford Road, Kent, about half way between Ashford and Folkestone, near the village of Sellindge.
It is an unpaved gravel park which can fit up to two dozen lorries alongside its cafe, The Airport Cafe.
A Kent Police forensic investigator’s van was seen parked at the scene this lunchtime.
The lorry involved has the markings of Klog Logistics on its rear doors and canvas sides.
The Austrian company transports a variety of cargo across Europe.
The lorry appears to have been carrying a cargo of hundreds of magazines.
Pallets of the cargo were seen scattered around the lorry.