May 22, 2024

Nine of 16 migrants found in back of lorry on ferry have gone missing

Nine of the 16 migrants found in the back of a truck trailer on a ferry bound for Rosslare last week have gone missing.

This morning it emerged nine of the adult males in the group had left their accommodation by Friday night. Their whereabouts are unknown.

The migrants, most of whom are understood to be Kurds, were discovered in the back of a trailer being towed by an Irish-owned lorry on the Cherbourg-Rosslare sailing whch departed France on Wednesday night and arrived in Rosslare on Thursday.

The group were heard moving around in the trailer by Stena staff about five hours from Rosslare. When the trailer was opened the migrants were found inside.

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