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UK to use nets to halt migrant dinghies in the Channel

WorldNews Sunday, 11 October 2020 ()
UK to use nets to halt migrant dinghies in the ChannelBritain is preparing to use nets to “disable” inflatable dinghies carrying migrants across the Channel, the new Clandestine Channel Threat Commander has said. Dan O'Mahoney, a former Royal Marine, said British border force ships with make small boats unusable and return migrants to France The British government is also using social media campaigns and officials stationed abroad to tell potential migrants in Africa and the Middle East that they should claim asylum in the first safe country in which they arrive. He warned migrants who...
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