Attempts by migrants to illegally enter the UK fell in 2016 but remained historically high

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Attempts by migrants to enter the UK illegally from French ports fell by almost a third last year. However the number of foiled attempts in 2016 remains the second highest in seven years, Home Office figures have revealed. Border Force prevented a weekly average of 1,071 attempts by migrants trying to get to the UK from France last year to Kent, amounting to more than 56,000 attempts across the twelve months. This compares to 81,000 foiled attempts by migrants in […]