PICTURES show the aftermath of immigration incident which saw a number of people leave the back of a lorry in Somerset.

Avon and Somerset Police rushed to the seen at 8.15pm last night (Wednesday, January 15) after a member of public called in to report what they had seen.

The incident involved a Primafio lorry, a fresh produce business based in Spain.

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RESPONSE: Emergency services at the scene of the incident. ALL PICTURES: SWNS 

Police have confirmed four people have been arrested, while the search continued for others who fled the scene.

It is not clear what happened yet, as no update has been given today (January 16) as the case has now been handed over from the police to the Home Office.

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"We were called at around 8.15pm tonight by a member of the public who'd witnessed several people exit the back of a lorry on the A38 at North Petherton," a police spokesperson said.

"Officers attended and a number of people have been arrested on suspicion of immigration offences.

"No one is believed to be injured.

"The road is currently closed while we carry out enquiries and search for others who made off from the scene."

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AFTERMATH: The fruit and veg from the Primafrio lorry left on the road. PICTURES: SWNS

One North Petherton resident, Britney Ayres, managed to capture footage of what appears to be people fleeing from the lorry.

Your County Gazette has approached the Home Office for comment and hopes to hear back soon.