Border Force intercepts dinghy carrying 20 migrants

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Border Force intercepts dinghy carrying 20 migrants

A Border Force patrol boat has met an inflatable dinghy carrying around 20 Syrian migrants off the coast of Dover.

Those on board were seen waving and smiling as the vessel made its way across the English Channel on Monday morning.

The migrants were met by the patrol boat Hunter shortly after 7am with the White Cliffs in sight.

Image: A minister has told Sky News the situation 'absolutely needs to stop'

It comes as a government minister told Sky News that the "unacceptable situation" of migrant crossings in the English Channel "absolutely needs to stop".

Speaking to Kay Burley @ Breakfast, care minister Helen Whately said: "We do have an unacceptable situation of many migrants coming across the Channel at the moment.

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"It's also a dangerous route, there's real risk to life for those coming across, it's obviously a form of illegal immigration, it's not the rightRead More – Source

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