Ruthless people smugglers are offering 'kids go free' deals to lure migrants ...

People smugglers are offering migrants 'kids go free deals' while dropping their prices for small-boat Channel crossings. 

Desperate parents are being told they don't have to pay to carry babies and toddlers as the ruthless smugglers lure them into completing the perilous crossings. 

In some cases, the gangs have even dropped their prices from £5,000 to £500 in an attempt to encourage more families to cross to Britain from Calais. 

It comes as another 19 people made the journey from France to England yesterday, taking the total number of migrants to make the crossing to around 4,000.

Home Office figures suggest some 677 people, including at least one toddler, were caught making the perilous trip between Thursday and Sunday.

A group of migrants crossing the Channel in a small boat headed in the direction of Dover yesterday

A group of migrants crossing the Channel in a small boat headed in the direction of Dover yesterday

A tiny baby was spotted arriving in Dover with its family last week after crossing the Channel in a dinghy - carried in what appears to be a gym bag

A tiny baby was spotted arriving in Dover with its family last week after crossing the Channel in a dinghy - carried in what appears to be a gym bag

A Border Force official brings a child to land after vessels crossed from Calais to the UK yesterday

A Border Force official brings a child to land after vessels crossed from Calais to the UK yesterday

News of the cut price deals is sure to raise alarms as the British government pledges to tackle the crossings. 

A law enforcement official commented on the 'special offers', adding that the smugglers will do anything to 'make their profit from misery'.

British officials have also been briefed on intelligence showing how the gangs are cutting their prices.

A charity worker in northern France told The Sun: 'We've spoken to people intercepted en route to the UK who have told us how babies and infants are getting into dinghies for free. Younger children and teenagers are being allowed on for just a few hundred pounds a time.'

A source added: 'The prices these gangmasters charge has dropped a hell of a lot recently.

'They are also tempting people by saying if you get stopped you can try again and again until you do cross.'

The latest revelations also highlight the horrifying lengths migrants are going to in an attempt to avoid deportation. 

A source said that some are arriving with burnt or shaved off fingerprints, while carrying no ID, which make it impossible to determine who they are or where they come from.   

It comes amid a crackdown on the migrant crossings from the British government. 

Almost 4,000 migrants have crossed the Channel to the UK so far this year. Pictured: Children are picked up by the Border Force vessel Hunter after being brought into Dover, Kent on small boats crossing the English Channel

Almost 4,000 migrants have crossed the Channel to the UK so far this year. Pictured: Children are picked up by the Border Force vessel Hunter after being brought into Dover, Kent on small boats crossing the

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