Boatload of 13 migrants are intercepted in the Channel

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Boatload of 13 migrants are intercepted in the Channel just days after Home Secretary Priti Patel vowed to halve illegal crossings Boatload of migrants from Iraq and Iran has been intercepted in the Channel Men, women and children were picked up by a Border Force on Sunday morning Home Secretary Priti Patel pledged to halve illegal crossings by November

By Daily Mail Reporter

Published: 01:04 BST, 21 October 2019 | Updated: 09:20 BST, 21 October 2019

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A boatload of migrants has been intercepted in the Channel just days after the Home Secretary pledged to halve illegal crossings.

The 13 migrants were found heading toward the UK coast on Saturday morning.

A Border Force cutter picked up the men, women and children, who said they were from Iran, Egypt and Iraq. 

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