In the course of last week a group of migrants were discovered on a lorry trailer. The lorry was stopped in Diksmuide (West Flanders) but had commenced its journey in the Walloon capital Namur, some 200 kilometres away. Local police note that the lorry had made a stop at motorway services in Jabbeke (West Flanders). It is here that the migrants are suspected of ripping open the sheeting covering the trailer in order to board.
It was the transport company that alerted the police, but by the time our lads in blue attended the scene the migrants had absconded. Fortunately, police were able to detain all seven migrants later on. The five men and two women from Eritrea were taken to Diksmuide police station. Six of the migrants claimed they were minors.