Five boats carrying up to 57 migrants are caught crossing the English Channel – taking the total to have arrived this month to more than 500

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The vessels picked up off the Kent coast today, with 57 believed to be on board 

Dozens of migrants have today been detected in the Channel, meaning more than 500 will have crossed this month alone.

More than 2,000 have reached the UK in boats this year, while the current total for June is on the cusp of eclipsing a record number in a single month.

It is thought there could be as many as 57 refugees involved, with emergency services called out at 5.15am - although official Home Office figures for the latest incidents are not yet known.

Five boats have been picked up off the Kent coast - with another one reportedly sent back to France.

 

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