How do you verify the age of child asylum seekers?
An MP has suggested adults could be posing as teenage asylum seekers to gain entry to the UK. But how do officials go about verifying the age of child migrants?
"These don't look like 'children' to me. I hope British hospitality is not being abused," wrote Tory MP David Davies on Twitter on seeing photographs in the media of 14 male migrants mainly from Syria and Afghanistan who have been allowed into the UK to join their families.
The UKIP MEP Jane Collins also tweeted to say those arriving from the Jungle camp in Calais - said by the Home Office to be aged between 14 and 17 -... read more
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