Three quizzed over Channel boat crossing

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Three people, believed to be Iranian nationals, have been taken from a boat in the Channel by a Border Force cutter.

Officials were alerted by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency shortly before 05:30 BST on Tuesday.

The small boat carrying the three, who were wearing life jackets, had been spotted by a ferry.

The three have since been taken to Dover where they are being interviewed by Home Office staff.

The incident comes after a boat carrying 20 people was rescued off the Kent coast on 29 May.

Those rescued included 18 Albanian migrants, two of them children.

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