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Number of migrants intercepted in Channel is highest in one day

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Author-Mark White

Eighty-six migrants have been intercepted trying to cross the English Channel in small dinghies, the Home Office has said.

The Tuesday total, which was spread over five incidents, is understood to be the largest number of migrants intercepted in a single day.

The Home Office has issued a warning to migrants not to risk crossing the Channel because of the very obvious dangers.

Early on Tuesday morning, the Border Force was alerted to two small boats travelling across the Channel towards the UK coast.

The Border Force cutter Seeker was deployed and intercepted the vessels.

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