British family find migrants hiding in car luggage box during holiday to France

Wednesday 29th July 2020 17:45 BST

The family stopped at a service station on the A29 in Normandy when they heard a noise coming from the box, France Bleu radio reported.

Upon opening it, they were shocked to find two people hiding inside.

Footage posted online appears to show the moment the migrants were discovered in the roof box.

Officials said the 16-year-olds from Eritrea and Guinea had targeted the car because of its British number plates and had hoped to reach the UK.

However, the British couple and their two children had just arrived in France and were driving towards their holiday destination upon discovering the migrants.

French media reported that the family asked a bystander to call the police as the migrants fled the scene.

The migrants were reportedly caught by local police and have since been released.

The British tourists told police that they had arrived in France on the Eurotunnel and had stayed in Calais overnight, which is where the migrants are believed to have got into their luggage box.

The couple filed a complaint for theft because items of luggage had been removed from the box.

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