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‘Major incident’ declared after wave of migrant crossings from France to UK

2019-01-06 22:31
A pub on the British coast on this cold January day. With the view of the English Channel - one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world. A rise in the number of migrants attempting to cross these waters from France to the UK - including 40 on Christmas day. The British Home Secretary declared the crossings “a major incident” and cut his family holiday short. https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/sajid-javid-cuts-short-south-africa-holiday-to-tackle-channel-migrant-crisis-w5fnbzj97 Just outside the pub on this beach in Kent, six Iranian migrants were detained.