UK Border Force dealing with an ‘incident’ in the English Channel

Coastguards in dramatic overnight rescue mission after small dinghy carrying seven Iranian migrants is found in the English Channel

  • Seven Iranian migrants have been rescued from a dinghy in the English Channel
  • The Dover coastguard and RNLI intercepted the seven migrants at about 2.30am
  • Border Force officials were then rushed out and brought them to British shores
  • Seven people are currently waiting to be interviewed by immigration officials

Seven Iranian migrants have been rescued from a small dinghy in the English Channel.

The Dover coastguard and Royal National Lifeboat Institution intercepted the migrants at about 2.30am.  

Border Force officials were then rushed out and brought the migrants onto British shores.

The seven people are currently waiting to be interviewed by immigration officials. 

A spokesman for HM Coastguard said it was ‘currently assisting Border Force with an incident in the Dover Channel’. 

The port has not been affected by the incident.  

Dover coastguard are assisting the UK Border Force with an ‘incident’ in the English Channel, it is understood (stock image)


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