Dover MP calls for new patrol force after police detain three suspected migrants


A Conservative MP has renewed calls for a new patrol force for the English Channel after three suspected migrants were detained by police.

The three men were found on a coastal road in Deal, Kent, on Saturday morning.

A Kent Police spokesman said: "Kent Police was called to Kingsdown Road, Deal, at 9.15am on Saturday September 24 following reports of suspected migrants. Three men were detained and have been handed over the Home Office Immigration Enforcement."

Charlie Elphicke, MP for Dover, said: "Yet again people-traffickers have been able to land migrants on our shores by small craft.

"We must act now to catch and jail these criminals - and end their evil trade of modern slavery. This is why I have been calling for a new Dover Patrol led by the Royal Marines to protect our borders."