Border Force officials stop 52 migrants in four dinghies trying to sneak across Channel into the UK as pressure grows on Government to tackle the issue

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More than 52 migrants attempt to cross the Channel in four flimsy dinghies.

Fifty-two migrants were caught trying to reach Britain by crossing the Channel in flimsy boats over the weekend.

Border Force officials intercepted four dinghies carrying men, women and children as they made the journey from northern France to the Kent coast.

The incidents will heap pressure on Home Secretary Sajid Javid as he attempts to tackle the growing problem of migrants paying people-smuggling gangs thousands of pounds to cross the world’s busiest shipping lane.

Calm weather has provided perfect conditions for traffickers to send a new wave of migrants on the perilous trip.