Critically ill teenage boy found in suitcase inside boot of car stopped by Border Force at Dover
A Vietnamese boy was found critically ill inside a suitcase in the boot of a car after a suspected smuggler was stopped at Dover.
The child, who is believed to be aged 16, was taken to hospital in a life-threatening condition but has since improved following treatment.
UK Border Force officials made the discovery after searching a silver Skoda Octavia entering the UK from France at 8.30pm on Wednesday.
Kent Police charged Andrei Iancu, 20, from Buzau, Romania, with attempting to smuggle a person into the UK to facilitate a breach of immigration law.
The charge was authorised by the Crown Prosecution Service. Iancu is in custody and is due to appear before Medway Magistrates Court on Friday.
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