INTERCEPTED…Migrants arrive at Kingsdown yesterday (Image: Sky News)
The rest were taken by officers for questioning at Dover. Kent Police said the flotilla included a dinghy which arrived on the shore at nearby Kingsdown at 8.15am. The eight people aboard were passed on to immigration officers.
Fourteen more suspected migrants were brought into the port on a Border Force vessel.
And another 34, including five youngsters, were plucked to safety from two dinghies by the authorities and taken ashore.
A fifth dinghy was intercepted but the number of people on board was not known.
A Home Office spokesman said: “Border Force is dealing with a number of ongoing small boat incidents.
Border Force are dealing with 'a number of ongoing small boat incidents' (Image: SKY NEWS)
“Further details will be provided when the operational response has concluded and the situations have been resolved.”
It came a day after Home Secretary Priti Patel said she and her French counterpart