Nine Eritrean boys have been found in the back of a lorry at a motorway service station.
The driver rang police from the M25 Cobham Services and officers found the children, along with one adult, when they opened the rear doors.
They were taken into care by Surrey County Council and the adult was taken to an immigration facility.
According to the Mail Online the lorry had a foreign number plate and the boys looked ‘quite young’.
A lorry driver told the newspaper that around four police cars arrived within ten minutes of officers finding the children on October 13.
Surrey County Council has seen a 54 percent increase on the number of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children (UASCs) it looks after.
Leader David Hodge says the council needs more money to look after them.
Mr Hodge said: ‘As you can imagine, finding the right care and support for these vulnerable young people – arriving alone from countries around the globe – is difficult and expensive work.’
In October, Kent Police found 15 people believed to be migrants in the back of a lorry at Medway Services in Kent.
And earlier this year it was announced that 100 vulnerable refugee children have gone missing in the UK.
The Home Office said: ‘Last year we significantly increased the funding we provide to local authorities for the care of unaccompanied asylum seeking children.
‘Last year we increased the funding we provide to local authorities by 20% for unaccompanied asylum seeking children under 16, and by 28% for unaccompanied asylum seeking children aged 16 or 17.