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US NewsDozens of migrants intercepted off Kent coast this weekend

18:50  19 may  2019
18:50  19 may  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

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Eight children were among 26 migrants who were intercepted in two dinghies off the Kent coast , Border Force said. A total of 42 migrants - including 10 children - have been brought to Dover by authorities after crossing the Channel in small boats this weekend . The first boat, carrying 14 people

Eight children were among 26 migrants who were intercepted in two dinghies off the Kent coast , Border Force said. A total of 42 migrants - including 10 children - have been brought to Dover by authorities after crossing the Channel in small boats this weekend . The first boat, carrying 14 people

Dozens of migrants intercepted off Kent coast this weekend © Sky News Screen Grab Around 40 migrants have been picked up this weekend 52 migrants have been intercepted by border force boats off the coast of Kent by UK Border Force officials this weekend.

Border Force cutters were dispatched to two incidents on Saturday, according to the Home Office, with local reports saying that there was another group of migrants intercepted on Sunday off the coast of Dover.

On Saturday morning at 5.50am, a small, rigid inflatable boat was intercepted carrying 11 men, who claimed to be from Iran.

Dozens of migrants intercepted off Kent coast this weekend © Sky News Screen Grab Cutters have intercepted four groups this weekend Then, two hours later a boat carrying nine migrants, claiming to be Iranian and Iraqi and consisting of six men, two women and a 12-year-old, was also intercepted by Border Force.

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26 suspected migrants including eight children off Kent coast - bringing total to 42 this weekend . Border Force officers also intercepted a vessel with a dozen adults heading towards Folkestone the Home Secretary Sajid Javid declared the soaring number of migrants arriving in Kent a ‘major

a dozen migrants were rescued from small boats off the Kent coast in the space of seven hours. Two boats were intercepted on Friday morning containing a total of 12 men, prompting urgent calls Four people have been stabbed in a spate of knife attacks in the north of the capital over the weekend .

The groups were handed over to immigration officials.

At 4am on Sunday morning, Border Force was alerted to a small boat that was in UK waters and heading towards Dover.

13 people were recovered - six men, two women and five children - who all claimed to be from Iraq and Iran.

A further incident at 9am saw another 19 people intercepted by the Border Force boats.

All the people found were medically assessed and said to be well, and are now with immigration figures for interview.

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In a statement, the Home Office said: "Anyone crossing the Channel in a small boat is taking a huge risk with their life and the lives of their children.

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Dozens of migrants have been rescued from a small boat off the Dover coast . The Home Office confirmed Border Force was "dealing with an ongoing small boat incident off the Kent coast ". Dozens were intercepted in the Channel in December, including 12 men on two boats brought to

Image: Suspected migrants were spotted off the coast of Kent . A Home Office spokesperson confirmed Border Earlier this month, seven suspected migrants , who said they were Iranian, were found off the Kent coast and handed They were later intercepted by police in the Port of Dover.

"It is an established principle that those in need of protection should claim asylum in the first safe country they reach, and since January more than 25 people who arrived illegally in the UK in small boats have been returned to Europe."

Local fishermen told Sky News that the weather in Dover had been calm, and that the sea was like a "mill pond", which could encourage people to attempt the crossings.

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