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Migrants found on FERRY in Dover


Eighteen migrants have been found on a ferry in Dover after smuggling themselves aboard at Calais for the 27-mile journey over the English Channel. 

They were discovered aboard the Cotes des Dunes vessel at around lunchtime on Tuesday on arrival at the busy trade port in Kent.

A spokesman for South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) confirmed ambulance staff were on the scene 'following reports of a number of people in need of medical attention'.

The Cotes des Dunes, operated by DFDS, sails between Dover and Calais and has returned to service.

It comes after Border Force intercepted 221 migrants on small boats on Sunday.