Dozens of migrants have crossed the English Channel today bringing the number who have made the journey in the first month of this year above 1,000.
Around 50 men, women and children were brought into Dover earlier today by the UK Border Force after attempting to make the crossing.
With three days of January left to go, at least 991 people were confirmed to have made the perilous journey to reach the southern shores of Great Britain.
This means crossings are broadly keeping pace with this time last year, which saw 1,341 people enter the UK via this route in January 2022.
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