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Wolverhampton wedding DJ stands behind a group of 20 men who are covert channel patrols.


The Wolverhampton wedding DJ stands behind a group of 20 men who undercover canal patrols to turn migrant boats back before they hit British waters

  • Jeremy Davis of Wolverhampton said he led two "missions" off Dover
  • Davis claimed he and 20 others wore night vision goggles and were using a speedboat
  • The wedding DJ said they are listening to the police and coast guard radio to hunt down migrants
  • Mr Davis said the group wanted the government to stop the boats that were making the trip

Jeremy Davis (pictured) of Wolverhampton said he has led two "missions" off the Dover coast since setting up the Little Boats website

A wedding DJ stands behind a vigilante group of 20 men who are undercover canal patrols to turn back migrant boats before they hit British waters.

Jeremy Davis, of Wolverhampton, said he has led two "missions" off the Dover coast since the Little Boats website was set up.

He claimed he and 20 others – mostly former soldiers and boat owners – wore night vision goggles and used a speedboat for the operations.

The disco and wedding DJ added that they were listening to police and coast guard radio messages in order to hunt down migrants.

Mr Davis said the group wanted the government to stop boats crossing the English Channel from northern France.

The crisis worsened yesterday when the number of migrants arriving in small ships since the beginning of the year exceeded 6,000.

More than 200 men, women and children are said to have reached British soil in more than 20 rubber dinghies and dinghies from France yesterday.

This means that around 6,050 people made the illegal crossing this year – compared to 1,850 in all of 2019.

The crisis worsened yesterday (picture) when the number of migrants arriving in small ships since the beginning of the year exceeded 6,000

The crisis worsened yesterday (picture) when the number of migrants arriving in small ships since the beginning of the year exceeded 6,000

More than 200 men, women and children are said to have reached British soil in more than 20 rubber dinghies and dinghies from France yesterday (picture)

More than 200 men, women and children are said to have reached British soil in more than 20 rubber dinghies and dinghies from France yesterday (picture)

Mr Davis, who is in his 50s and is married, lives in Wolverhampton but was born in London and has previously lived in Portugal and Wales.

He said the flotilla of small boats stumbled upon four migrant ships during their two "missions" but could not make them turn around.

He told the Times, “Keyboard warriors get stuck, demonstrations don't do anything.

"We don't want to run around disrupting cities, but we'll do a few things to frill the feathers."

This means that around 6,050 people made the illegal crossing this year - compared to 1,850 in all of 2019 (pictured yesterday).

This means that around 6,050 people made the illegal crossing this year – compared to 1,850 in all of 2019 (pictured yesterday).

Migrants picked up while crossing the English Channel at sea were brought to the marina in Dover on an RNLI lifeboat yesterday

Migrants picked up while crossing the English Channel at sea were brought to the marina in Dover on an RNLI lifeboat yesterday

His comments come a week after far-right activists came to Dover to protest the constant flow of migrants through the port city.

Protesters fought with anti-racism protesters after they put a roadblock into the city.

Mr Davis said he and the other members had no intention of harming the migrants, adding that the group was the "law-abiding silent majority".

Its website states: "We are secretly sending targeted patrols into the canal to safely repel undocumented illegal migrants in boats that come to our coast until the government finally takes action."

A Home Office spokesman said: “Under no circumstances is there an excuse to harass those arriving in the UK.

"Members of the public should report unusual or suspicious activity to their local police and not take direct action against any individual or group."

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