430 migrants cross English Channel to arrive in the UK 

430 migrants cross English Channel to arrive in the UK 

430 migrants cross English Channel to arrive in the UK 

The highest ever single-day total of migrants sailed across the Channel and arrived in the UK on Monday. 

More than 430 migrants arrived in total and included a group of around 50 men, women and children who arrived near Dungeness in Kent. 

They are believed to have left northern France or Belgium on a dinghy earlier on Monday. 

The dinghy was watched by the RNLI as it came closer to the coast before it landed at around 1pm.

After the group arrived, some of its members celebrated, while others sat down on the beach.

It came as parliament debated proposed reforms to the UK’s asylum system.

More than 1,850 people have reached Britain on small boats in July so far, according to PA analysis.

That is more than the 2019 total.


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