Channel Migrants: New daily high for 2022 set on Mondayon August 2, 2022 at 10:31 am

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Almost 700 migrants crossed the English Channel in 14 boats on Monday, the Ministry of Defence says.

Migrant arrivalsImage source, PA Media

Almost 700 migrants crossed the English Channel in 14 small boats on Monday, a record for the year so far.

The Ministry of Defence said 696 migrants made the crossing, topping the previous daily record of 651 in April.

The French authorities stopped one boat at sea with 35 people on board.

More than 17,000 people have arrived in the UK after navigating busy shipping lanes from France in small boats so far in 2022, according to Government figures.

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