Seven 'Migrants' Rescued Off Dover

Seven suspected illegal immigrants have been rescued from a boat off the coast of Dover.

The lifeboat was called out just after 5.30AM this morning.

Police say the matter's now being dealt with by the home office.

A Kent Police spokesperson said: "Kent Police were called at 5.32am on Wednesday, November 23 to concerns around one boat at sea, off the coast of Dover.

"The Coastguard coordinated a search for the boat which was located at Folkestone Harbour and seven suspected migrants were also found.

"South East Coast Ambulance Service was also called to assist. 

"The matter has been passed to Home Office Immigration Enforcement and any further inquiries should be directed to the Home Office."

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