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Illegal Immigrants – CMPG (262_14)


I am writing to request information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. In order to assist you with this request, I am outlining my query as specifically as possible.

I am seeking information from the CMPG about suspected illegal immigrants found on motorways in the West Midlands area ? including the M6, M42, M5, M54, A38 M, M6 Toll, and M40 – over the last three calendar years. Can you answer the following questions and break down the answers by year over, the last three years?

Q1  How many suspected illegal immigrants have been found on the motorway?

Q2 Where have suspected illegal immigrants been apprehended? (Location, service station, carriageway)

Q3 How many have been detained?

Q4 How many cases have been referred to the Home Office?

Q5 Where have illegal immigrants been found (inside HGV’s, carriageways, under vehicles)?

Q6 How many suspected illegal immigrants have required medical treatment and of what nature?


I am writing to inform you that we have contacted our Central Motorway Police Group and they do not record such information and so it is not held.


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