English Channel: 400 More Illegal Boat Migrants Land as People Smuggling Trade Claims First Death of Year

English Channel: 400 More Illegal Boat Migrants Land as People Smuggling Trade Claims First Death of Year


The vicious people-smuggling trade operating on both sides of the English Channel has claimed its first life of the year, as another 400 illegal migrants have landed on British soil in the past two days.

French authorities have confirmed that a migrant in his twenties drowned on Friday morning after falling off a migrant trafficking boat off the coast of Berck-sur-Mer in the department of Calais.

According to a report from the local newspaper La Voix Du Nord, the migrant is believed to be a Sudanese national. Another thirty young male migrants were rescued by French authorities during an operation involving search helicopters.

Responding to the drowning, the Home Office said: “This tragic loss of life in France today is devastating and our

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