Border Force cutters to patrol English Channel amid migrant crossings

Two Border Force cutters will patrol the English Channel after almost 100 migrants made the crossing over the Christmas period, Sajid Javid has announced.

The Home Secretary cut short a family holiday in South Africa to take personal control of the situation, which has seen migrants attempt to reach Britain by boat from France.

It comes as the Home Office revealed a group of 12 migrants, including a 10-year-old child, were detained after landing on a Kent beach on Monday morning.

The cutters will be redeployed from overseas after almost 100 migrants made the perilous Channel crossing in dinghies and other small craft over the Christmas period.

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