Three boats carrying 38 Iraqi and Iranian migrants have been intercepted as they tried to cross the Channel.
Two dinghies containing men, women and children were stopped by patrols off the Kent coast, with another boat found on Dungeness beach.
A further 15 migrants were rescued by French authorities after their boat’s engine failed early this morning.
All 38 have been medically assessed and are to be interviewed by immigration officials, Border Force said.
A fourth boat, rescued in French waters, contained 15 people, including seven children.