A migrant drowned today while trying to get to Britain from northern France via a makeshift boat.

The body of a man, who cannot be identified because he carried no document, was found on the beach of Sangatte, near Calais, Sunday morning.

Next to him was a life jacket – a typical life jacket of the type that migrants wear when packing rigid inflatable boats bound for the coast of England, or by those using boats from fortune.

On Sunday morning, the French navy intercepted 11 boats containing a total of 191 migrants trying to cross the Channel.

Up to 60 migrants were arrested in the English Channel by border forces today after 170 people were arrested trying to get to Dover yesterday

Unconfirmed reports indicate that around 60 people were brought into the port of Dover in Kent in the morning after being intercepted by a border forces cutter in a number of small boats in the English Channel

Unconfirmed reports indicate that around 60 people were brought into the port of Dover in Kent in the morning after being intercepted by a border forces cutter in a number of small boats in the English Channel.

On Saturday, nine dinghies containing 201 migrants were arrested, while 102 migrants in seven boats made it to Britain.

Pascal Marconville, the prosecutor for the neighboring town of Boulogne-sur-Mer, opened a criminal investigation into the drowning and confirmed that the man “had no identity papers on him”.

Mr Marconville said he was ‘between 20 and 40 years old’ and of Middle Eastern appearance.

“An examination of the body does not reveal the intervention of a third party,” said Mr. Marconville.

Yesterday, border force officers arrested 170 migrants attempting to cross the English Channel aboard small boats in 12 incidents on Saturday - the highest number of crossings attempts so far this month.

Pictured: A migrant leaves the boat without shoes

Yesterday, border force officers arrested 170 migrants attempting to cross the English Channel aboard small boats in 12 incidents on Saturday – the highest number of crossings attempts so far this month.

He added that the position of the corpse and the absence of footprints in the sand around it clearly showed that “the body had been washed up by the sea”.

The man’s body was found by emergency services at 8 a.m., following a call from a member of the public.

Ambulance personnel attempted to revive the man, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The latest drowning follows a war of words between France and Britain over who should prevent migrants from making the perilous sea voyage between the two countries.

Ahead of Sunday’s tragedy, Chris Philp, Minister of Immigration and Courts Compliance, said: ‘We are taking action at every step of these illegally facilitated trips to make this route unsustainable.

“We are working closely with the French who have today prevented 222 people from making this dangerous crossing, seizing boats and equipment and intercepting people inland.

French authorities prevented 188 people from making the crossing, seized boats and equipment, and intercepted people inland.

A total of 410 people were prevented from crossing the Channel.

Dan O’Mahoney, Channel Clandestine Threat Commander, said: ‘These crossings are facilitated by callous criminals who are smuggling people out of safe countries in the EU and putting more pressure on our system of broken asylum – delaying or denying support to those in real need of protection.

“We are working closely with the French who have today prevented 188 people from making this extremely dangerous crossing, seizing boats and equipment and intercepting people inland. This week, the Home Office and the NCA also made 12 arrests of individuals involved in human trafficking and illegal entry.

‘We are also committed to fixing the asylum system, preventing those who have no right to be in the UK from coming here, making it fairer and firmer, more compassionate to those who have need help and welcome people through safe and legal channels.

Up to 60 migrants were arrested in the English Channel by border forces today after 170 people were arrested on their way to Dover yesterday.

Unconfirmed reports indicate that around 60 people were brought into the port of Dover in Kent in the morning after being intercepted by a border force cutter in a number of small boats in the English Channel.

In the photo, migrants are brought to the port of Dover this morning after being intercepted in the English Channel

In the photo, migrants are brought to the port of Dover this morning after being intercepted in the English Channel

Yesterday, border force officers arrested 170 migrants attempting to cross the English Channel aboard small boats in 12 incidents on Saturday – the most to attempt the crossing so far this month.

Another 222 were prevented from making the 21-mile crossing by French authorities and a number of boats were also seized.

The groups were brought to the port of Dover in Kent.

Among those arrested on Saturday, 14 migrants reportedly landed on a beach in Dungeness, Romney Swamp, where they were handed over to immigration officials.

It comes after another 27 were detained in a large rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB) on Friday.

And the French authorities also carried out two interceptions on Friday at sea involving 25 people. They also prevented eight other people from leaving the beaches around Calais.

Immigration and Courts Compliance Minister Chris Philp said: ‘We are taking action at every step of these illegally facilitated trips to make this route unsustainable.

“We are working closely with the French who have today prevented 222 people from making this dangerous crossing, seizing boats and equipment and intercepting people inland. This week, the Home Office and the NCA also made 12 arrests of individuals involved in human trafficking and illegal entry.

A migrant wearing only socks between the Border Force boat and the mainland of the port of Dover

A migrant wearing only socks between the Border Force boat and the mainland of the port of Dover

Immigration and Courts Compliance Minister Chris Philp said: 'We are taking action at every step of these illegally facilitated trips to make this route unsustainable'

Immigration and Courts Compliance Minister Chris Philp said: ‘We are taking action at every step of these illegally facilitated trips to make this route unsustainable’

‘We are also committed to fixing the asylum system, preventing those who have no right to be in the UK from coming here, making it fairer and firmer, more compassionate to those who have need help and welcome people through safe and legal channels. ”

Dan O’Mahoney, Underground Chain Threat Commander for the Border Force, said: ‘These crossings are facilitated by callous criminals who are moving people out of safe EU countries and putting more pressure on our broken asylum system – delaying or denying support to those who really need it. protection.

“We are committed to fixing the asylum system, to preventing those who do not have the right to be in the UK from coming here. The new system will be fairer and stronger and show compassion to those who need our help, welcoming people through safe and legal channels.

Dan O'Mahoney, the Underground Channel Threat Commander for the Border Force, said: 'These crossings are facilitated by callous criminals who are smuggling people out of safe EU countries and putting more pressure on our broken asylum system - delaying or denying support to those who really need it.  protection '

Dan O’Mahoney, Underground Chain Threat Commander for the Border Force, said: ‘These crossings are facilitated by callous criminals who are smuggling people out of safe EU countries and putting more pressure on our broken asylum system – delaying or denying support to those who really need it. protection ‘

Saturday's figures mean a record 7,370 migrants have so far reached British shores aboard small boats, up from around 1,850 in 2019

Saturday’s figures mean a record 7,370 migrants have so far reached UK shores aboard small boats, up from around 1,850 in 2019

“We are working closely with the French, who have today prevented 33 people from making these crossings.”

Saturday’s figures mean a record 7,370 migrants have so far reached British shores aboard small boats, up from around 1,850 in 2019.

In September alone, 1,954 crossed the English Channel in small boats.

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