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A stowaway migrant has been detained after being found by a coach driver hiding in his vehicle's luggage compartment at an Isle of Wight ferry port.

Police were called to the island's ferry terminal where the man was discovered hidden on the coach, run by Kardan Travel, returning from mainland Europe.

It emerged today that the vehicle had returned to the island from Austria, via the Channel Tunnel, and the migrant was found on Friday as passengers disembarked.

An Isle of Wight Police spokesman confirmed a man was arrested on suspicion of an immigration offence, and the case was being handled by Border Force officials.

Refugee charity Auberge des Migrants posted a picture of officers clearing three makeshift camps in France today, tweeting: 'On January 1, 2019, nothing has changed in Calais'

Refugee charity Auberge des Migrants posted a picture of officers clearing three makeshift camps in France today, tweeting: 'On January 1, 2019, nothing has changed in Calais'

It comes as police destroyed three makeshift camps outside Calais today as the deepening Channel migrant crisis forced Sajid Javid to perform a humiliating U-turn.

Refugee charity Auberge des Migrants posted a picture of French officers clearing the sites, tweeting: 'On January 1, 2019, nothing has changed in Calais.'

More than 120 migrants have been caught crossing from France over the festive period, as MPs called for more to be done to bring the crisis under control.

It comes as the Home Secretary, already forced to cut short his safari holiday this week, bowed to pressure from Tory MPs to recall two ships to British waters.

He had previously insisted the move was a risk and aides repeatedly rejected the idea, saying it might encourage more migrants to make the dangerous crossing.

His about-face means that two Border Force cutters will be brought back from the Mediterranean to bolster the lone ship on patrol in the Straits of Dover.

A stowaway migrant was detained after being found by a coach driver hiding in his vehicle's luggage compartment at the Isle of Wight ferry port of Fishbourne (file picture) 

A stowaway migrant was detained after being found by a coach driver hiding in his vehicle's luggage compartment at the Isle of Wight ferry port of Fishbourne (file picture) 

Another 12 people claiming to be Iranians arrived on the Kent coast yesterday as it emerged anyone picked up in English waters will be brought to the UK.

Meanwhile the Border Force cutter off the Kent coast deactivated its location beacon amid fears migrants have used a smartphone app to track - and avoid - the vessel.

Migrants claimed that around ten people a night are still getting into Britain in the back of lorries crossing the Channel.

Mr Javid

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