A gang of 33 illegal immigrants have been caught trying to flee the United Kingdom via Dover to Calais over fears of how they will be treated now the United Kingdom has left the European Union.
The group was found on Monday 10th January 2020, hiding in a lorry in Calais, France. They shocked border force guards after clambering aboard at Dover.
Despite their efforts to leave the country, 31 of the group, 27 men and four women are now back in the UK and being held in immigration centres.
Under a reciprocal agreement, France can return asylum seekers who are facing criminal charges in the UK or who have already applied for asylum here.
One source told the Sunday People: “They were found in a lorry and told security that they were leaving because they feared how they would be treated post-Brexit.”
The group hid in a container truck that then boarded a Danish-owned DFDS ferry from Dover. They were found when the lorry was stopped at a checkpoint in Calais after leaving the boat.
Chris Hobbs, a former special branch officer in border control with the Metropolitan Police, said: “This is highly unusual.
“It could be that they think the asylum regime is going to be harsher once we leave the EU.”
Despite this groups attempts to leave the United Kingdom, British authorities continue to battle to keep the borders secure amid increasing attempts to cross into the United Kingdom both by boat and lorry.
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