The United Kingdom and France have agreed an enhanced action plan which will see patrols on French beaches doubled.
The United Kingdom and France have agreed an enhanced action plan which will see patrols on French beaches doubled, as activity is stepped up to tackle migrants crossing the Channel in small boats.
Under an enhanced action plan, the Home Secretary, Priti Patel, and the French Interior Minister, Christophe Castaner, have agreed to redouble efforts to address the issue.
According to UK Home Office’s statement, the updated plan includes:
- doubling patrols and deploying new detection equipment to increase interceptions on French beaches
- action to intensify efforts to tackle criminal gangs through strengthened intelligence sharing
- engaging directly with migrants to discourage them from making the journey
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