Dinghy lands on Kent coast as men sling off life jackets then dash over pebbles

Moment migrants storm British beach: Dinghy lands on Kent coast and droves of men sling off life jackets then dash over pebbles towards town... before being caught by Border Force Footage shows the group landing in a small boat before abandoning life jackets  Ran towards town of Walmer, near Dover, where they were picked up by police  The number of migrants arriving today expected to exceed Monday's total of 49

By Rory Tingle For Mailonline

Published: 11:27 GMT, 23 February 2021 | Updated: 11:40 GMT, 23 February 2021

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This is the moment a group of around 20 migrants landed in a dinghy on a Kent beach today on one of the busiest days for Border Force so far this year. 

Footage shows the group landing in a small boat before abandoning their life jackets and running towards the town of Walmer, near Dover, where they were picked up by police. 

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Others were intercepted while making the treacherous 21-mile journey across the busiest shipping route in the world and brought into Dover Marina on the back of a Border Force vessel.

Footage shows the group landing in a small boat before abandoning their life jackets and running towards the town of Walmer, near Dover, where they were picked up by immigration officers (pictured)

Footage shows the group landing in a small boat before abandoning their life jackets and running towards the town of Walmer, near Dover, where they were picked up by immigration officers (pictured) 

A large black rigid hulled inflatable boat was seen being towed in shortly afterwards.

Women were among those on board who were helped out onto the mooring and escorted up the gangway for processing.

Some of the migrants, who were all wearing orange lifejackets and disposable face masks, were wrapped tightly in blankets due to the cold temperatures at sea.

Numbers today are expected to exceed Monday's total of 49 arrivals.

The Home Office said four boats were intercepted while French authorities prevented 126 people in eight incidents.

It was the first time any migrants had made the dangerous crossing in a fortnight after being put off by dangerous conditions at sea caused by Storm Darcy.

And it equalled the busiest day of crossings of the month so far which came on February 6 when 49 migrants also arrived.

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A lull in bad weather and warmer temperatures saw boats make the crossing through the night.

Many appeared to be men

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