Illegal English Channel Crossings Reach New Daily Record

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A radical  of radical   thought   to beryllium  migrants are brought successful  to Dover, Kent, onboard the Dungeness Lifeboat pursuing  a tiny  vessel  incidental  successful  the Channel connected  Nov. 3, 2021. (Gareth Fuller/PA)

A radical of radical thought to beryllium migrants are brought successful to Dover, Kent, onboard the Dungeness Lifeboat pursuing a tiny vessel incidental successful the Channel connected Nov. 3, 2021. (Gareth Fuller/PA)

At slightest 853 radical illegally crossed the English Channel to the UK connected tiny boats successful a azygous time connected Nov. 3, marking a caller record.

The Home Office confirmed UK authorities had to rescue oregon intercept this fig of radical from 25 incidents.

The accomplishment tally eclipses the erstwhile regular grounds of 828 acceptable successful August and is the highest fig of crossings ever recorded successful 1 time successful the existent crisis, according to information compiled by the PA quality agency.

It comes aft French authorities said 2 migrants died this week portion attempting the travel and respective much were feared to person been mislaid astatine oversea past week.

More than 21,000 migrants person made the crossing to the UK truthful acold this year, investigation by PA shows. This is much than treble the full for the full of 2020.

In 2019, Home Secretary Priti Patel promised to marque migrant crossings an “infrequent phenomenon” by outpouring 2020 and past pledged successful August past twelvemonth to “make this way unviable”. During this time, the Government has agreed to wage France millions of pounds to summation information connected its bluish coast.

Campaigners and assistance charities person repeatedly called connected ministers to overhaul the asylum strategy successful airy of the soaring numbers.

PA contributed to this report

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