Man handed over to immigration officers after sleeping bag is discovered in container of rice in Preston

A man, believed to be from Iran, has been handed over to immigration officers after he was found by police in Preston town centre last night.

Saturday, 9th March 2019, 7:59 am
Updated Saturday, 9th March 2019, 9:23 am
A man claiming to be Iranian was handed over to immigration officers
A man claiming to be Iranian was handed over to immigration officers

He was detained after police were told a sleeping bag and clothes had been found in a container of rice delivered to a business in the city.A police spokesman said: "We were contacted after sleeping bags and other possessions were located in a container of rice which has arrived in Preston from overseas. Concerns were that individuals were still inside. A search with a dog unit confirmed it to be empty."However, a man claiming to be Iranian was later found in the city centre and was handed over to immigration officials.

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