British couple jailed in France for two days after Calais cops found stowaway in car boot

British couple jailed in France for two days after Calais cops found stowaway in car boot

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A NEWLY engaged British couple were kept in a French jail for two days after wrongly being accused of people smuggling

Sam Hemingway and Jordan White were arrested after immigration officials found a stowaway in their car boot.

Brit couple jailed in France for two days after cops wrongly accused them of people smuggling

Hotel chef Sam, 23, had proposed to Jordan, 20, during a mini break in France — but their joy soon turned into a nightmare.

Their car was stopped in Calais as they were about to board a ferry home and the teenage migrant stowaway was discovered.

They were immediately arrested and taken to jail where they claim they were denied a solicitor and an interpreter — and not given food.

Sam said: “We were treated appallingly and we had done nothing wrong. We were denied all sorts of simple human rights.

We tried to explain there was a fault with the car, that the boot didn’t shut properly and that’s how he got in. He was a 16-year-old from Iran they told us.


“Then all of a sudden after two days the police released us with no apology saying the case had been dropped. We are thinking of making a case against them.”

Restaurant boss Jordan accepted Sam’s proposal. The pair from Wrexham, North Wales, plan to marry in November.

The Sun told on Wednesday how a migrant slipped into Britain via a couple’s car roof box, emerging in Newbury. Berks.


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