39 migrants detained after four boats stopped near Dover

39 migrants detained after four boats stopped near Dover
 

A total of 39 people have been detained after four small boats were intercepted attempting to cross the English Channel. The boats were discovered near Dover early on Sunday morning, with officials first being alerted to a vessel carrying nine people at 4.30am.
Border Force officials made a second interception at 6am, when a vessel carrying five people was found. Between 7am and 7.30am a further two boats were intercepted, with 11 people on the first and 14 on the second.
All 39 presented themselves as Iranian nationals, a government spokesperson said.
A Home Office spokeswoman said:... read more

 
17 November 2019 in World News, Views: 186
Source: Guardian
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