Home Secretary Sajid Javid is urged to ‘get a grip’ on UK’s borders
Home Secretary Sajid Javid is urged to ‘get a grip’ on UK’s borders after a record 74 migrants are caught trying to sneak across the Channel into Britain in just one day
- Sajid Javid was urged to ‘get a grip’ on Britain’s borders this weekend
- As many as 74 people, including women and children, tried to cross on Saturday
- They came from France across the world’s busiest shipping lane to the UK
Sajid Javid was urged to ‘get a grip’ on Britain’s borders as the sunny weekend weather brought a record number of migrant crossings from France.
A total of 74 people, including women and children, were intercepted on Saturday having crossed the world’s busiest shipping lane.
It was the largest single-day total since the Home Secretary declared the attempts to get into Britain a ‘major incident’ in December.
Sajid Javid was urged to ‘get a grip’ on Britain’s borders this weekend as 74 people tried to cross to the UK on boats on Saturday
Seven boats were stopped in the Channel by the Border Force and the RNLI and brought into Dover, Kent, while an eighth – carrying eight men – made it to Winchelsea beach in East Sussex. Two further boats were intercepted in France by French authorities.
A criminal investigation has now been launched but the volume of migrants still reaching Britain has raised questions over the Home Office’s failure to deal with the influx.
Charlie Elphicke, MP for Dover, said: ‘This crisis was meant to have been dealt with at Christmas, yet numbers continue to rise. It looks set to surge to record levels… The Home Office needs to get a grip on this crisis.’
- THIRTEEN migrant boats set off en mass across the English… SEVENTY FOUR migrants including children are detained after…
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A group of 74 migrants on several boats were intercepted on Saturday attempting to cross the English Channel by UK Border Force
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