‘Major incident’ declared after wave of migrant crossings from France to UK
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.
Just outside the pub on this beach in Kent, six Iranian migrants were detained.