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Hunderds of persons crossed the English Channel

Hunderds people crossed the English Channel on Saturday as people smugglers took advantage of good weather to deploy new tactics in a bid to stay one step ahead of French authorities.

People could be seen packing themselves onto a dangerously-low-lying dinghy off the coast of France as they prepared to make the perilous journey across the Channel, which has already claimed the lives of seven this year.


boat was seen pitching dangerously in the water as men and women pulled more migrants and asylum seekers from the deep water, with some holding precious belongings or children above their heads to protect them from the ocean.

More than 24,000 people have so far risked their lives to cross one of the world's busiest shipping lanes in 2023, arriving in the UK on various boats - many after being intercepted by the UK Border Force or the RNLI.

It comes as Home Secretary Suella Braverman refused to meet with the Archbishop of Canterbury to discuss migration, after he previously said the government's policies are 'against the judgment of God.'