By David Barrett Home Affairs Correspondent For The Daily Mail
Published: 00:41 BST, 11 June 2021 | Updated: 00:41 BST, 11 June 2021
The farce of adult migrants posing as children is to be tackled in a crackdown by Priti Patel.
A specialist unit is to be set up by the Home Secretary to carry out expert assessments of would-be asylum seekers who claim to be under 18.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
It comes after a series of high-profile cases of phonies – including a balding man who appeared to be in his 40s – ending up in school because they said they were minors.
One adult asylum seeker spent six weeks in a Year 11 class before a Home Office investigation revealed he was years older.
Siavash Shah (above), believed to be from Iran, was pictured on social media by a pupil who asked: ‘How’s there a 30-year-old man in our maths class?’
A specialist unit is to be set up by Home Secretary Priti Patel (pictured) to carry out expert assessments of would-be asylum seekers who claim to be under 18
A team of social workers will help local authorities nationwide assess new asylum claims, including those by people who arrive on small boats across the Channel.
It comes amid soaring numbers of arrivals from northern France, with 1,000 so far this month alone.
At least 1.6 million more Europeans are living in Britain than previously thought, official figures show.
The Home Office revealed