(DOVER, KENT, U.K.) JUST IN: At least 430 migrants crossed the English Channel to the UK on Monday – a new record for a single day – the Home Office has said #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.21: Sky News cameras have filmed a dinghy carrying 13 suspected migrants arriving on a beach in Kent: Helicopter footage shows the group coming ashore in Dungeness, with several men sitting on the sand after disembarking: It appears that several other groups have also managed to come ashore after making the dangerous journey across the English Channel.

#AceDailyNews reports that a record 430-illegal-migrants cross English Channel in single day: BBC’s Jon Donnison spoke to some of the migrants trying to make the dangerous journey as France has taken the option not to provide asylum and allowing many to attempt that extremely journey

BBC News: The migrants are believed to have sailed from Northern France or Belgium Dan Johnson Getty Images:

The department said it was taking “substantial steps to tackle the unacceptable problem of illegal migration”.

According to the PA news agency, at least 430 migrants sailed across the Channel on Monday, surpassing the previous record of 416 that was set in September 2020.

High numbers of crossings are being attempted due to the warm weather

Footage shows several suspected migrants arriving on Kent coast as Channel crossings rise

High numbers of crossings are being attempted due to the warm weather.

According to the PA news agency, at least 430 migrants sailed across the Channel on Monday, surpassing the previous record of 416 that was set in September 2020.

Sky’s correspondent Ashna Hurynag, who is in Dover, said: “We have seen the UK paying France a lot of money to up surveillance – but we are talking about miles and miles of coastline that need patrolling.

“Once the police crack down on one of the beaches, you find that suspected migrants pop up elsewhere and again, the routine starts once more.

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“It’s a bit of a cat-and-mouse situation for authorities in France, but also for the authorities here too.”

According to the PA news agency, at least 430 migrants sailed across the Channel on Monday

Women and children – some of whom were too young to walk – were among those who arrived yesterday. Some needed to be supported as they set foot on the beach.

Also on Monday, parliament debated plans to introduce sweeping reforms of the asylum system, with former prime minister Theresa May sounding warnings over the prospect of the UK sending asylum seekers to offshore processing centres – not dissimilar from the ones used by Australia.

Bella Sankey, director of charity Detention Action, said: “The Home Office’s anti-refugee bill is political theatre that doesn’t even pretend to deal with the issue or make our system, safe, fair or efficient.

“We need a mechanism allowing refugees arriving at the UK border in France to be given safe passage, and until we have it, all else is noise and distraction.”

More than 1,850 people have reached Britain on small boats in July so far, according to PA analysis.

That is more than the 2019 total.

Around 50 people were seen landing on the beach at Dungeness in Kent after crossing in one dinghy.

The group included women and young children. 

It comes after eight boats carrying 241 migrants reached the UK on Sunday. 

So far this year, nearly 8,000 people have reached the UK in about 345 boats.

The previous daily high of 416 was set in September 2020

PA MediaThe dinghy’s arrival was watched over by the crew of an RNLI lifeboat

Home Secretary Priti Patel has pledged to make Channel crossing “unviable”. 

Dan O’Mahoney, clandestine channel threat commander, said: “There is an unacceptable rise in dangerous small boat crossings across the channel because of a surge in illegal migration across Europe.

“People should claim asylum in the first safe country they reach and not risk their lives making these dangerous crossings. We are continuing to pursue the criminals behind these illegal crossings.”

He added that the Nationality and Borders Bill would “protect lives and break this cycle of illegal crossings” and the government was continuing to return those with no legal right to remain in the UK. 

Under the bill, which is currently being considered by MPs, it would become a criminal offence to knowingly arrive in the UK illegally.

Migrants entering without permission could face up to four years in prison.

But the plans have been criticised by charities including Refugee Action, which has called them “extreme and nasty”.

#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: July.20: 2021:

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'Scotland Yard Swooped on Dover and Arrest Two Men Under Suspicion of Terror Offences'

#AceNewsServices – LONDON (Dover) – June 06 – Scotland Yard swooped on Dover on Wednesday and arrested two men returning from Syria on suspicion of terror offences.

(Members of the Free Syrian Army: Scotland Yard believes that the two men they have arrested have been involved in terrorist activity in the Middle East country) 

The men, aged 26 and 44, were held at around 11pm by the Metropolitan Police Force’s Counter Terrorism Command.

The duo was taken into custody as they landed at the Kent port on a ferry from Calais.

(Syrian rebels take position during clashes with government forces in Idlib, north Syria) 

The pair are facing questions at a police station in south London and two addresses in west London and one in Hertfordshire are being searched as part of the investigation.

It is believed that one line of inquiry is whether they had travelled to or had links with terrorist activities in Syria.

Hundreds of would-be British jihadists have gone to the war-torn Middle Eastern state to join fighting there, and UK authorities recently launched a campaign to encourage Muslim women to inform on relatives they suspect of planning to travel there.

(Syrian citizens stand near a burning truck that was destroyed by two cars bombs, at Jaramana, in Damascus, Syria) 

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: ‘They were travelling from Calais into the country.

It is believed to be Syrian related.

‘On Tuesday 3 June, at approximately 11pm, officers from SO15 Counter Terrorism Command arrested two men aged 26 and 44 at Dover on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism under Section 41 of the Terrorism Act 2000.

‘They are currently in custody at south London police station.

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