Revealed: Migrants try to sneak into Britain at a rate of one every six minutes, official figures show
- Border officials stopped 84,088 at the British border last year
- Alarming rate of detections has more than doubled since previous year
- Ex-Cabinet minister Iain Duncan Smith said the figures are ‘truly shocking’
- Home Secretary Theresa May admits the problem ‘shows no sign of easing’
By Matt Dathan, Political Correspondent For Mailonline
Published: 11:01, 10 June 2016 |
Migrants are trying to sneak into Britain at a rate of one every six minutes, it was revealed today.
Official figures showed border officials stopped 84,088 at the British border last year – the equivalent of 230 a day or nearly 10 every hour.
The alarming rate of detections has more than doubled compared to the previous year and were described as ‘truly shocking’ by former Cabinet minister Iain Duncan Smith.