Almost 300 migrants crossed English Channel in small boats yesterday, MoD confirms

It follows 254 migrants who were picked up in the Channel in seven small boats on Sunday, after an 11-day hiatus because of weather conditions

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The Ministry of Defence has now confirmed that almost 300 migrants crossed the English Channel in small boats yesterday.

A total of nine small boats were intercepted and 293 people brought to Dover harbour to be processed by UK Border Force.

It follows 254 migrants who were picked up in the Channel in seven small boats on Sunday, after an 11-day hiatus because of weather conditions.