Almost 12,500 Migrants have crossed the English Channel in small boats

Almost 12,500 people have crossed the English Channel in small boats this year, after hundreds more arrived on a record day for crossings yesterday.

Home Office figures confirm a total of 686 people were taken off 13 small boats on Friday and transferred to the migrant processing centre in Dover harbour.

That figure beat this year’s highest number of crossings on a single day, when 545 people made the illegal journey on 11 June.

According to GB News at least another 350 people have crossed from France so far today.

Two Border Force catamarans arrived in Dover early this morning with around 200 migrants, who had been taken off four dinghies very early this morning.

Another three small boats carrying around 150 people have been intercepted by Border Force and are in the process of being transferred onto UK vessels.

Figures reveal that a total of 12,470 people have now arrived in dinghies since the beginning of the year.


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