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Hundreds of Migrants Attempt to Reach U.K. by Boat During Lockdown

At least 227 migrants have been intercepted in two days as they tried to cross the English Channel to reach the U.K.

Eight boats carrying 145 people were stopped on Friday [May 8], the Home Office confirmed – a record for a single day. A further 82 were intercepted on Saturday [May 9].

Those picked up by Border Force officials said they were Iranian, Iraqi, Kuwaiti, Syrian and Afghan nationals.

Read more at the BBC

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