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More people attempt to cross English Channel following recent migrant deaths

More people continue to make perilous journeys across the English Channel following yesterday’s incident where 27 migrants died after their boat capsized.

A group of people were seen onboard an RNLI lifeboat before disembarking in Dover this morning.


Blaming human trafficking gangs for the recent tragedies in the channel, French Interior Minister Gerland Darmanin said that the loss of life was an “absolute tragedy”.

This comes as UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson called on France to agree to joint police patrols along the French English channel coast.

According to UK Immigration Compliance Minister Tom Pursglove stated that Johnson had renewed a previous offer to send UK police and Border Force officers to mount a joint patrol with the French.


He stated, “It is the case that in the past we have offered to host and to help with joint patrols. I think that could be invaluable in helping to address this issue. I really do hope that the French will reconsider that offer.”

IMAGE – “Boris Johnson” (CC BY 2.0) by Financial Times photos


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