UK, French patrol boats intercept at least 20 migrants crossing English Channel

UK, French patrol boats intercept at least 20 migrants crossing English Channel
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At least 20 migrants trying to cross the English Channel in boats have been intercepted by UK and French patrol vessels in the early hours of Tuesday, APA reports citing Sputnik.

A UK Home Office spokesperson was quoted as saying by the broadcaster that "anyone crossing the Channel in a small boat is taking a huge risk with their life and the lives of their children."

According to media reports, there has been a significant increase in the number of migrants attempting to cross from France to the United Kingdom in boats.

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