An illegal immigrant died successful infirmary aft falling sick astatine the Manston processing centre successful Kent, the UK Home Office has said.
The Home Office said the antheral died successful infirmary connected Nov. 19 aft “becoming unwell” successful the impermanent holding installation for amerciable immigrants.
According to British media reports, the antheral arrived successful the UK connected Nov. 12 aft crossing the English Channel illegally connected a tiny boat.
In a connection posted connected Twitter, the Home Office said: “We explicit our heartfelt condolences to each those affected. We instrumentality the information of those successful our attraction highly earnestly and are profoundly saddened by this event.”
“A post-mortem introspection volition instrumentality spot truthful it would not beryllium due to remark further astatine this time,” the connection said.
A Home Office spokesperson said determination was “no grounds astatine this signifier to suggest that this tragic decease was caused by an infectious disease.”
The main absorption Labour Party has called for a “full investigation” into the incident.
Labour’s shadiness location caput Yvette Cooper said: “We nonstop deepest condolences to the household of the antheral who has died aft staying astatine Manston. There volition request to beryllium a afloat probe into what has happened successful this tragic case.”
The Manston holding centre has made headlines implicit the past fewer weeks, with pro-immigration campaigners threatening ineligible enactment against UK Home Secretary Suella Braverman implicit conditions astatine the facility.
At 1 constituent arsenic galore arsenic 4,000 radical were being detained astatine the site, which is designed to clasp conscionable 1,600. This fig aboriginal dropped to wrong capacity.
Illegal immigrants are meant to beryllium astatine Manston for lone abbreviated periods of clip earlier being moved to the Home Office’s asylum accommodation, but immoderate radical person been held for longer periods owed to a deficiency of alternate accommodation.
More than 40,000 amerciable immigrants person crossed the English Channel to scope the UK this year.
According to figures from the Home Office, the fig of amerciable crossings has soared successful caller years, with 28,526 radical detected successful 2021, compared to 8,466 successful 2020, 1,843 successful 2019, and 299 successful 2018.
In an nonfiction successful the Sunday Telegraph past week, Immigration Minister Robert Jenrick said a “chronic shortage of acceptable accommodation” for grounds numbers of amerciable immigrants has forced the authorities to location them successful costly hotels, burdening the payer with an “unacceptable” cost.
He stressed: “‘Hotel Britain’ indispensable extremity and beryllium replaced with simple, functional accommodation that does not make an further propulsion factor” for illegal immigration.
PA Media contributed to this report.