Migrant PINNED against fence and DRAGGED away after screaming 'help' at Manston processing centre

The migrant repeatedly claimed he had been at the site for 30 days when staff members asked him to stop shouting

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A migrant has been pinned up against a fence and then dragged away after trying to communicate with the press.

A photographer was taking pictures at the migrant processing centre in Manston, Kent, when a man inside started shouting “help” repeatedly and waving towards the cameras.

He repeatedly claimed he had been at the site for 30 days when staff members asked him to stop shouting.

A migrant has been pinned up against a fence and then dragged away after trying to communicate with the press
A migrant has been pinned up against a fence and then dragged away after trying to communicate with the press
A man inside started shouting “help” repeatedly and waved towards cameras outside Manston
A man inside started shouting “help” repeatedly and waved towards cameras outside Manston

When he did not stop shouting, he was seen by photographers being pinned against a fence by multiple staff members before being dragged away from the cameras.

The incident occurred after it emerged that British immigration officers could be stationed in French control rooms for the first time under a new deal to curb Channel crossings.

The Government said the fresh agreement between the UK and France, understood to be worth about £80 million, is in its final stages.

This is expected to allow Border Force officers to observe French operations co-ordinating beach searches for boats being launched into the Channel and hunts for people trafficking gangs.

The money – which the Daily Mail described as the largest sum ever handed by the UK taxpayer to France – will also pay for an increase in the 800 daily patrols that are currently carried out by French officers, as well as more surveillance equipment to detect boats before the enter the water, The Times reported.

Rishi Sunak vowed to “grip this challenge of illegal migration” by working with European nations when he attended Cop27, adding that he had “renewed confidence and optimism”.

The Prime Minister and French president Emmanuel Macron embraced at the UN climate change conference in Egypt on Monday during their first face-to-face encounter since Mr Sunak entered Number 10.