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87 migrants packed on to four boats are detained at Dover as people smugglers take advantage of calm conditions of English Channel

by A.P.

Dozens of migrants packed onto four small boats were today detained at Dover by Border Force as people smugglers took advantage of calm conditions across the Channel.

Some 87 migrants attempted the crossing on Saturday as Britain basked in glorious 59F (15C) temperatures in another weekend of early Spring weather.

The migrants were brought to the Port of Dover by Border Force, with images showing at least three children among them.The Home Office has said all adults who arrived in Dover were tested for Covid-19, and one person tested positive.

The department could not confirm the nationalities or ages of those involved.French authorities also prevented two attempted crossings involving a further 51 people on Saturday.

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