Channel migrants: Two boats carrying 13 people stopped

Two boats carrying 13 migrants have been intercepted in the Channel, the Home Office has confirmed.

The boats, spotted at about 08:00 and 09:00 GMT, were stopped by Border Force vessels and all those on board were taken to Dover, Kent.

The first boat was carrying eight men who said they were Iranian and the second had five men, four of whom said they were Iranian and one Albanian.

One was later found to be a child and will be cared for by social services.

All were medically assessed and interviewed by immigration officials.





INSANE! Lawyer of the illegal migrant who stole and smashed a car: You are also guilty if a migrant takes your car!

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The people of Crnomelj in Slovenia must act self-protectively, otherwise they are complicit if the migrants deprive them of anything, shows in the Crnomelj court the defence of Mitja Inkret, lawyer of an Algerian migrant. Two migrants drove away a 27-year-old golf in front of a house in Crnomelj in June this year. But within half an hour the police had already caught them.

Algerian driver Adam Sekvali smuggled across the border from Croatia to Slovenia for the second time. Border control does not work. The district court gave him three months in prison for "borrowing" a car that contained the keys and because meeting with the police officers wasn’t the most gentle one.

The prosecutor's office, however, complained this summer that this was not enough. “The crime would not have happened if the owner had locked the car and not left the ignition keys in the car. Given that the owner was aware that he was located in an area with a high number of illegal crossings, he would also be expected to act with due care and security of his movable property, rather than leaving it freely accessible. It is clear from the above that the owner made a significant contribution to the crime.” This was written by lawyer Mitja Inkret, who is trying to defend the migrant from Algeria, Adam Sekwali, in the Crnomelj District Court, in front of a complaint from the Novo mesto prosecution that disagrees that the migrant was sentenced to just three months in prison for stealing golf.

You prefer to protect yourself

The police are also calling for self-protective behaviour by people in the border areas, so that cars, flats can be locked and their property is taken care of. The village guards, however, as reported by the National Security Council of Prime Minister Marjan Sarec and the Prime Minister himself, are not desirable and are closely and constantly monitored by the police. They are also looking for ways how to fine and punish these “guards”.

A migrant before a Slovenian

The lawyer, who objects to the proposal for a harsher sentence for the migrant, also doubts that the car has suffered five hundred euros in damage, since the 27-year-old golf is whole worth that money. But the Sekvali, says his lawyer, has not been punished so far, is not in criminal proceedings and is young and in need. For the second time, he came to Slovenia because of difficult personal circumstances that led him to leave home "and try to find asylum in Slovenia".

The example shows what problems people face in the border areas as more and more migrants cross the border on daily basis.


UK Population Set to Hit 70m in Just over a Decade, Three-Quarters Driven by Migration

By mid-2028, the population of the UK is set to increase by three million to 69.4 million, primarily driven by immigration.

According to projections published on Monday by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), 73 per cent of the growth is predicted to be due to the net international immigration of 2.2 million people.

Less than one-third, 27 per cent, of the increase will be due to natural population growth (more births than deaths).

The ONS also predicts that the population will pass the 70 million mark by mid-2031.

However, The Times noted that the 70 million mark could be hit far sooner. Based on a higher projection offered by the ONS, where net migration runs at around 290,000 a year, that level could be reached in the next eight or nine years.