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Increase in illegal migrants trying to enter UK

There has been an increase in the number of times would-be immigrants have been caught trying to get into Britain illegally.

Between April and July 2014, 11,920 so-called "clandestines" were caught trying to enter the UK illegally by the British and French authorities.

This compared with 11,731 for the whole of 2012/13 and 9,632 in 2011/12.

Political correspondent Carole Walker reports.

  • 19 Dec 2014
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