Several migrants have been picked up by the Border Force off the Kent coast today, including a child.
The Home Office confirmed that 13 were picked up in total, with 12 being Iranian nationals and one Albanian.
All 13 people were taken to Dover, where they were medically assessed before being interviewed by immigration officials.
The child was moved to social services.
Border Force was alerted to two small boats travelling across the Channel towards the UK this morning.
The first boat, arriving at 8am contained eight men in an RHIB, who said they were Iranian nationals.
An hour later, around 9am, a second boat was intercepted by a Border Force coastal patrol vessel.
12 of the migrants intercepted are Iranian nationals, while one is an Albanian national. A member of the second boat is a minor
One of the small boats believed to have been used to ferry migrants is towed towards the shore
It was confirmed that 13 migrants from two boats were picked up by Border Force agents today
Suspected migrants are led off their boats by Border Force officials in Kent this afternoon
It was carrying a group of five men, four who presented themselves as Iranian nationals and one as an Albanian national. Later, one of the migrants was found to be
They were seen in a dinghy and a small fishing boat before they were picked up.
The migrants wearing bright-orange life jackets were later pictured being led ashore before appearing to be loaded into waiting Border Force vehicles.
Last Tuesday, two people