Migrant who sneaked in to Britain in back of lorry is arrested just hours later after wandering into a PRISON by mistake
- Suspected illegal migrant jumped out of lorry as it parked after entering via port
- Just hours after getting out of lorry he was seen wandering around open prison
- Staff at Thorn Cross jail in Warrington detained him after walking on sports field
- Police officers arrested the man on suspicion of illegally coming into the country
A suspected illegal migrant who sneaked into Britain in the back of a lorry wandered into prison just hours later and was arrested.
The man crept out of a lorry park but accidentally walked straight into an open prison where he was detained by staff.
He was seen wandering around the sports field at Thorn Cross prison in Warrington, Cheshire, the Sun reported.
A source told the newspaper he got out of the lorry when it parked and was ‘shocked’ when told he was in a prison.
Police officers arrested the man on suspicion of illegally coming into the country.
The man was seen wandering around Thorn Cross open prison in Warrington, Cheshire, just hours after getting out of a lorry
Thorn Cross is an open prison that can hold 381 male prisoners and does have fences.
It is thought the migrant came into Britain on a lorry via a port, but it is not known which one.
Warrington is around 20 miles from Liverpool which has a port in Birkenhead that runs services to Belfast.
The Prison Service confirmed: ‘Police were called to HMP Thorn Cross after a man was discovered in the grounds of the open prison.’
The category D prison has also reportedly seen friends of inmates throwing food such as steak, sausages, fish and bacon over the fences due to the ‘awful’ meals in August last year.
In 2014 two inmate escaped from Thorn Cross and went on the run.
Staff at Thorn Cross jail saw the man wandering around the sports field and detained him until police arrived
Anthony Peloe, 43, who was serving an indeterminate sentence for possessing firearms with intent to cause harm and convicted robber John Arnold, 30, walked out of the open prison.
Peloe was found sleeping in a barn and later told Liverpool Crown Court he went on the run because he owed a fellow convict money for cigarettes.
The jail was also at the centre of a row over sex offenders being housed at the prison despite it being near a primary school.
The Ministry of Justice announced the plans to move the inmates to Thorn Cross would be dropped after residents complained.
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