Four boats carrying 77 suspected illegal migrants n board have been intercepted by Border Force as they crossed the English Channel.
The Home Office said the incidents took place on Tuesday the 23rd of February 2021, French authorities did not report any interceptions in their waters.
More than 400 people have made the crossing in small boats so far this year according to Home Office figures.
On Monday 22nd February UNN reported 49 people in four boats made the journey across the Channel.
In the year 2020, more than 8,438 people crossed the English Channel in about 635 boats.
HM’s Government said it continued to undertake “substantial measures” to stop criminals exploiting migrants for profit and selling “false dreams of life in the UK”.
A Home Office spokesperson said: “Since the start of the year, through the joint operational and intelligence deployment shared by our two countries, the French authorities have prevented 70 per cent of attempted Channel crossings.
“In January we introduced new rules which mean we can treat asylum claims as inadmissible if they have travelled through safe countries to get to the UK.”
Tuesday’s arrivals have been the second-highest daily total this year since 10 January, when 103 people crossed in six boats.
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