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11 people found in back of van on M6

Picture courtesy @CMPG

11 people including babies and children have been found in the back of a van in Staffordshire.

Officers from the Central Motorway Policing Group made the discovery on the M6 last night (11 February).

They pulled the vehicle over around 8pm at Stafford Services North over concerns about its general condition.

2 babies and 4 toddlers were amongst 11 people found in the back of the van, along with the driver and two other passengers.

Police say the consequences could have been horrific.

The driver was reported for a number of offences including no insurance, using a vehicle in dangerous condition, no test certificate and no vehicle excise licence.

The vehicle was also seized for no insurance.

Arrangements were made for family members to collect those in the back of the vehicle and appropriate referrals are in hand.

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