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Up to 60 migrants are picked up by Border Force in the English Channel


A migrant drowned today while trying to get to the UK on a makeshift boat from northern France.

The body of a man who cannot be identified because he had no documents with him was found on Sunday morning on Sangatte beach next to Calais.

Next to him was a life jacket – a typical vest that migrants wear when packing rigid inflatable boats going to the coast of England or when using makeshift crafts.

On Sunday morning, the French Navy intercepted 11 boats carrying a total of 191 migrants trying to cross the English Channel.

Up to 60 migrants were taken in by the Border Force in the English Channel today after 170 people were caught trying to get into Dover yesterday

Unconfirmed reports suggest that around 60 people were brought into Dover harbor in Kent that morning after being caught by a Border Force cutter in a number of small boats in the English Channel

Unconfirmed reports suggest that around 60 people were brought into Dover harbor in Kent that morning after being caught by a Border Force cutter in a number of small boats in the English Channel

On Saturday, nine dinghies carrying 201 migrants were stopped while 102 migrants came to the UK in seven boats.

Pascal Marconville, the prosecutor in nearby Boulogne-sur-Mer, opened a criminal investigation into the drowning and confirmed that the man "had no identification with him".

Mr. Marconville said he was "in the 20 to 40 range" and was Middle Eastern in appearance.

"Examination of the body does not show third-party intervention," Marconville said.

Yesterday, Border Force officials arrested 170 migrants who attempted to cross the English Channel in small boats in 12 cases on Saturday - the largest number attempted to attempt the crossing so far this month

Pictured: a migrant leaves the boat without shoes

Yesterday, border guards arrested 170 migrants who attempted to cross the English Channel in small boats in 12 cases on Saturday – the largest number attempted to attempt the crossing so far this month

He added that the position of the body and the lack of footprints in the sand around it made it clear that the "body was thrown back from the sea."

He said it was likely that the victim drowned trying to make the crossing that weekend and that his body washed up on the bank just hours later.

Mr Marconville said officials investigating the incident would work with the migrant communities in Calais and Dunkirk to try to establish his identity and the circumstances surrounding his death.

The man's body was found by emergency services at 8 a.m. after a call from a member of the public.

Ambulance staff attempted to resuscitate the man but were pronounced dead at the scene.

The recent drowning follows a war of words between France and Britain over who should prevent migrants from making the dangerous sea voyage between the two countries.

Ahead of Sunday's tragedy, Immigration Compliance and Courts Minister Chris Philp said, “We are taking steps at every step of this illegally facilitated travel to make this route unprofitable.

"We are working closely with the French who today prevented 222 people from making this dangerous crossing, confiscating boats and equipment and intercepting people inland."

French authorities prevented 188 people from crossing confiscated boats and equipment and intercepted people inland.

A total of 410 people were prevented from crossing the canal.

Care4Calais co-founder Clare Moseley said: “Refugees take this risk because they are scared and fleeing in horror in some of the most dangerous places on earth.

“They do it because of the dire and unsanitary conditions in Calais, where they are constantly harassed and abused by the authorities.

"You are doing it because there is no safe and legal way to hear your British asylum application."

Dan O & # 39; Mahoney, Clandestine Channel Threat Commander, said: “These crossings are being facilitated by persistent criminals smuggling people from safe EU countries and putting more pressure on our broken asylum system – delaying support for those who really need protection or refuse.

Pictured are migrants being brought into Dover port this morning after being intercepted in the English Channel

Pictured are migrants being brought into Dover port this morning after being intercepted in the English Channel

“We are working closely with the French who today prevented 188 people from making this extremely dangerous crossing, seizing boats and equipment, and intercepting people inland. This week the Home Office and NCA arrested 12 people involved in people smuggling and illegal entry.

"We are also committed to repairing the asylum system, preventing those who have no right to be in the UK from coming here, making it fairer and firmer, compassionate to those in need and people up welcome safe and legal ways. "

Up to 60 migrants were taken in by the Border Force in the English Channel today after 170 people were caught trying to get into Dover yesterday.

Unconfirmed reports suggest that around 60 people were brought into Dover harbor in Kent that morning after being caught by a Border Force cutter in a number of small boats in the English Channel.

Yesterday, border guards arrested 170 migrants who attempted to cross the English Channel in small boats in 12 cases on Saturday – the largest number attempted to attempt the crossing so far this month.

Another 222 were prevented by the French authorities from making the 21-mile crossing with a number of boats that were also seized.

The groups were taken to Dover harbor in Kent.

Among those arrested on Saturday, 14 migrants reportedly landed on a beach in Dungeness, Romney Marsh, where they were turned over to immigration officials.

A migrant wearing only socks steps off the Border Force boat onto dry land in Dover harbor

A migrant wearing only socks steps off the Border Force boat onto dry land in Dover harbor

Immigration Compliance Minister and Courts, Chris Philp, said, "We are taking steps at every step of this illegally facilitated travel to make this route unprofitable."

Immigration Compliance and Courts Minister Chris Philp said: "We are taking steps at every step of this illegally facilitated travel to make this route unprofitable."

It comes after another 27 were arrested on Friday in a large rigid-hulled inflatable boat (RHIB).

The French authorities carried out two interceptions at sea on Friday that involved 25 people. They prevented another eight people from leaving the beaches around Calais.

Minister for Immigration Compliance and Courts, Chris Philp, said, “We are taking steps at every step of this illegally facilitated travel to make this route unprofitable.

“We are working closely with the French, who today prevented 222 people from making this dangerous crossing, seizing boats and equipment and intercepting people inland. This week the Home Office and NCA arrested 12 people involved in people smuggling and illegal entry.

"We are also committed to repairing the asylum system, preventing those who have no right to be in the UK from coming here, making it fairer and firmer, compassionate to those in need and people up welcome safe and legal ways. "

Dan O & # 39; Mahoney, Clandestine Channel Threat Commander for Border Force, said: “These crossings are being facilitated by persistent criminals who are smuggling people from safe EU countries and putting more pressure on our broken asylum system - delaying or helping those really in need refuse protection & # 39;

Dan O & # 39; Mahoney, Clandestine Channel Threat Commander for Border Force, said, "These transitions are being made easier by persistent criminals smuggling people from safe EU countries and putting more pressure on our broken asylum system – delaying or helping those who really need it refuse protection & # 39;

Saturday's numbers mean a record 7,370 migrants have reached British shores in small boats, compared to around 1,850 in 2019

Saturday's numbers mean a record 7,370 migrants have reached British shores in small boats, compared to around 1,850 in 2019

Dan O & # 39; Mahoney, Clandestine Channel Threat Commander for Border Force, said, “These transitions are being made easier by persistent criminals smuggling people from safe EU countries and putting more pressure on our broken asylum system – delaying or helping those who really need it deny protection.

“We are committed to repairing the asylum system to prevent those who have no right to be in the UK from coming here. The new system will be fairer, more solid, and compassionate to those who need our help, and will welcome people in safe and legal ways.

"We're working closely with the French who stopped 33 people today from making these crossings."

Saturday's numbers mean a record 7,370 migrants have reached the UK shores in small boats, compared to around 1,850 in 2019.

In September alone, 1,954 made it across the English Channel in small boats.

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