Bristol Post

Migrant legal change


MIGRANTS who cross the English Channel to claim asylum in the UK will no longer be prosecuted, the Crown Prosecutio­n Service (CPS) has said.

The agreement struck between police, prosecutor­s, the National Crime Agency, Border Force and the Home Office will also apply to those arriving by lorry. Fresh guidance published yesterday also sets out the circumstan­ces when criminal charges may be considered for those bringing migrants to the UK.

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