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Another 30 migrants delivered to UK shore by Border Force vessel in first Channel crossings for 10 days


A migrant was pictured flashing the V for victory sign as he was among a group of men detained by Border Force and delivered to UK shores after making the crossing across the English Channel on Wednesday. 

The group of around 30 men were brought into the harbour at the Port of Dover in Kent on board the Border Force vessel Hurricane - the first to make it UK waters in more than a week due to bad weather at sea.

So far this year, more than 26,000 migrants have reached Britain since the start of the year, compared with just 8,410 in the whole of 2020. 

On Tuesday French officials revealed five people had to be rescued after their boat got into trouble off Calais.

The French navy hydrographic vessel Lapérouse was dispatched to rescue the group who were brought ashore at Calais where they are taken care of by border police.