French border force catch 11 migrants in dinghy after engine failed at 1.45am - bringing total to 96 making bid to cross Channel in just three days

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Boat suffered engine failure and 11 migrants had to contact French authorities.

Eleven migrants have been picked up by French authorities while attempting to cross the English Channel - bringing the total number trying to reach the UK to 96 in just three days.

A boat was detected about four and a half miles north of Calais at about 1.45am on Thursday morning, carrying the 11 migrants.

The patrol boat Aramis was dispatched to rescued the migrant vessel, which had suffered engine failure, French authorities confirmed.

 It comes after 50 migrants were intercepted by UK and French authorities on Wednesday as they attempted to cross the channel.

 

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