Man denies helping smuggle migrants into Dungeness

Empty boat in Dungeness
Image caption An empty boat was found on a beach at Dungeness in January

A man accused of helping migrants into the UK illegally has pleaded not guilty in court.

Mohsen Mohamadi-Abd, 36, of no fixed address, denied facilitating illegal entry into the UK when he appeared at Canterbury Crown Court.

He was remanded in custody to face trial there on 1 July.

Mr Mohamadi-Abd was arrested on 7 January after eight migrants were found in Kent following the discovery of an empty dinghy on a beach in Dungeness.

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