Kent

Migrant crisis: Two boats carrying 22 migrants intercepted

Border Force patrol boat on previous mission Image copyright Leon Neal
Image caption A Border Force coastal patrol vessel was deployed

Two boats carrying 22 migrants have been intercepted off the Kent coast.

The Border Force was alerted to the two boats travelling across the Channel on Tuesday, and a cutter was deployed.

The Home office says each boat had 11 people on board and they were taken to Dover and handed over to immigration officials.

Border Force, along with Kent Police and the coastguard, is also dealing with a separate ongoing incident at Littlestone.

Kent Police say they were called to The Parade, in nearby Greatstone, at about 11:00 BST after migrants were seen on the beach.

The force also confirmed a body found in Dutch waters is that of a female migrant who fell from a boat off the coast of Ramsgate on 9 August.

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