Townsville Bulletin



LONDON: Scores of illegal immigrants, many of them young children, have been rescued by an RNLI lifeboat off the south coast of England as they attempted to cross the English Channel.

A packed lifeboat was pictured arriving on the beach at Dungeness in Kent before officials led the passengers away.

“This unacceptab­le rise in dangerous crossings is being driven by criminal gangs and a surge in illegal migration across Europe,” a local official said.

“We’re determined to target the criminals at every level,” he added.

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The children are helped ashore in Kent.

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