Another 100 migrants have landed in Dover today as ministers threatened to send in the Royal Navy to help turn back the boats to France.
The fleet of dinghies included a girl aged around eight, another about 10, as well as at least five large groups of adults in the Kent town.
They were picked up by the Border Force vessel Hunter and taken into a white tent at the marina at 12.15pm.
Some of the adults who appeared mainly to be men carried their possessions in plastic bags before they were processed.
Rishi Sunak today promised swift action to turn back the ‘tide’ of migrant boats heading for the UK from France as he refused to rule out using the Royal Navy.
The Chancellor said people were right to be ‘frustrated’ the day after 235 migrants in 17 vessels made the crossing.
The figure, which surpasses the previous record of 202 set last Thursday, prompted officials to draw up plans where for the first time the Navy could turn back boats.