FOUR MEN seen jumping out of the back of a lorry in Magor have been arrested by immigration officials.

Two of the men, who come from Afghanistan, have been arrested on suspicion of entering the UK illegally.

Two children, also from Afghanistan, have been taken into the care of social services after they were age accessed by police.

Gwent Police were called to the scene at Europark in Magor at 7.50am on Monday morning.

A spokesman from the Home Office's immigration enforcement team said: “A 22-year-old has been transferred to immigration detention pending his removal from the UK. A 26-year-old has been released while his case in considered by the Home Office. If he is found to have no right to remain in the UK he will also face removal."

He added: “Our immigration enforcement teams work closely with the police and other agencies to tackle the criminal gangs that smuggle migrants into Britain. "And we continue to strengthen border security to stop illegal migrants entering the UK in the first place – last year we foiled nearly 40,000 attempts to cross the channel illegally.

"The Immigration Act of 2014 made it harder for people to live in the UK illegally. The new Immigration Bill will build on this and we will take tougher action on those who shouldn't be here, by rooting out illegal immigrants and boosting deportations.

"The Home Office also works closely with law enforcement partners in Europe, using the latest technology and intelligence leads to tackle the criminals engaged in people smuggling. As part of that ongoing work Border Force and Immigration Enforcement officers will form part of the dedicated team being set up to tackle organised immigration crime in the Mediterranean region and address the problem at source.”