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  • Thursday, January 3rd 2019 - 08:46 UTC

    Illegal migrants: UK redeploys patrol vessels from Mediterranean to the Channel

    A total of 239 people have reached UK by boat since November. Home Secretary Sajid Javid was in Dover visiting Border Force staff patrolling the Channel. (AP Photo / Petros Giannakouris)

    An Iranian national and a British man have been arrested on suspicion of arranging the “illegal movement of migrants” across the English Channel. The National Crime Agency said the 33-year-old Iranian and 24-year-old Briton were held in Manchester. It comes after the government redeployed patrol vessels from the Mediterranean amid concerns over a rising number of crossings.