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Migrants in record numbers, reports BBC News, have crossed the [English] Channel on the day the home secretary announced a "new operation approach" to dealing with small boat crossings.

The Home Office said 180 migrants made the crossing to the UK on Sunday in 15 boats.

More than 200 migrants were also intercepted by the French authorities and prevented from making the crossing.

Another 32 migrants crossed the Channel in four small boats on Monday, the Home Office has confirmed.

So far this year 2,660 people have made the crossing to the Kent and Sussex coast from France in small boats.

The previous highest number to get to the UK in a single day was 166 on 3 June.

For more here on the illegal trade of people-trafficking. 

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