Friday, 7 October, 2022
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Over 30,000 migrants cross English Channel this year

More than 30,000 migrants have crossed the English Channel in small boats this year, government figures have shown.

Among the latest arrivals at Dungeness in Kent were children wrapped in blankets and people in winter coats.

Several groups of people were also seen arriving along the coast at Dover on Wednesday.

On Wednesday 667 people crossed the Channel in 15 small boats, the Ministry of Defence has confirmed, bringing the total number of arrivals this year to 30,549.

So far this month 5,475 people have made the journey.