Thirty-four migrants were rescued from a boat in the Channel on Monday in the biggest operation since Christmas and the most seized in a single vessel.
Despite a tripling in Border Force cutters and new security measures in France since the Christmas surge in crossings, the 34 including women and children were intercepted on a small cabin boat in the Channel and brought to Dover. Three men were arrested on suspicion of immigration offences.
The landing was the biggest in a single day since 40 were rescued on Christmas Day and double the previous highest number on a single vessel when 17 migrants arrived in the port of Dover in a stolen fishing boat in November.
A Border Force rigid inflatable…