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More migrants land on English coast after 40 boats brought 1,000 in two days


More than 1,000 people have made the trip across the English Channel to the UK in two days in at least 40 boats.

After 10 days where crossings were made impossible by bad weather, boats began arriving on the English coast on Friday and Saturday with the arrival of a sunny spell in the south of the country. 

Since the start of the year, more than 18,000 people have successfully reached the UK on board small boats, according to data compiled by the PA news agency. 

On Friday, 624 people on board 23 boats reached the UK - the fourth highest daily tally on record during the current crisis - and at least 491 people arrived on Saturday aboard 17 boats.

The crossings continued on Sunday, with more people being seen arrived in Dover. 

French police were accused of watching scores of migrants leave Calais 'unchallenged'.