Amy Shark tweeted that the situation of the stowaways was 'heartbreaking'
Amy Shark tweeted that the situation of the stowaways was 'heartbreaking'

An Australian singer-songwriter, Amy Shark, says two people were discovered hiding in the luggage compartment of her tour bus traveling from Brussels. The pair were reportedly migrants trying to reach Britain.

The singer said she was sleeping when the crew found the two men hiding in the bus before it arrived at the border crossing. "They picked their bags up and walked out and didn't say a word," she said.

Shark, whose real name is Amy Louise Billings, told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation that no one was threatened. But she tweeted that she found the situation "scary", commenting: "I didn't know this stuff happened. I'm so naive hey."


People do dangerous things to get a better life somewhere else. I feel for them but it definitely still gave my team a shock and a fright … (but) I understand how desperate their situation probably is.
_ Australian musician Amy Shark

Shark won several awards in 2018 for her first studio album, Love Monster. She is performing in Birmingham, London and Manchester this week.

The incident follows a recent sharp rise in the number of migrants trying to cross the English Channel. In December, British authorities declared a "major incident" when at least 129 people, mostly from Iran and Syria, tried to get to the UK in small boats.

However, British police say so-called "lorry drops" - people arriving hidden in trucks - are still much more common than boat crossings. Earlier this month, 27 migrants were found hiding in a truck on the M6 motorway, the Guardian reports.

 

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