UK Border Force intercepts dozens of migrants on English Channel

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(VOVWORLD) - The UK Border Force on Sunday intercepted a boat carrying 22 suspected migrants on the English Channel.

No information has been given about the age, gender, or nationality of those discovered. It comes after two incidents on Friday where the Border Force intercepted 20 male migrants off the UK coast. They will be medically assessed before being passed on to immigration officials, the Home Office said.

Around 1,500 asylum seekers have made it into Britain since January, with record numbers risking their lives to get to the UK via boat. Millions of pounds have been spent by the Home Office in an effort to stop the crossings, but they have continued to surge and reached record numbers in the summer.