Police find young boy on M6 who had 'illegally entered the UK'

A young boy who allegedly illegally entered the UK has been found on the M6 near Birmingham, police say

Thursday, 19th December 2019, 11:45 am

The Central Motorway Police Group (CMPG) said they found the boy on Wednesday night after responding to reports of a pedestrian on the motorway.

"He was split up from his parents a few days ago, and doesn't know which country they're in," the CMPG said in a statement.

"It's impossible to imagine how scared someone would be, not knowing where they are, not knowing where their parents are, unable to speak the language.

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"We've taken him to a place of safety with food and water until social services can come and take him to care."