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Suspected illegal immigrants found on English Channel yacht

Yacht Image copyright Border Force
Image caption The 46ft motor cruiser was escorted into Portsmouth

A group of suspected illegal immigrants has been found on a yacht in the English Channel.

The 46ft (14m) motor cruiser was intercepted by a Border Force vessel and coastguard helicopter on Wednesday evening and escorted into Portsmouth.

Eight Albanian nationals were found on board the vessel, the National Crime Agency said.

The yacht's skipper, a 64-year-old man, has been arrested on suspicion of breaching immigration laws.

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