New £63million deal with French government to tackle Channel migrant crisis.

On Monday, 400 migrants crossed the Channel into England, prompting Home Secretary Suella Braverman to sign a £63 million deal with the French government aimed at stemming the tide of crossings. So far this year, a total of 2225 people have made the journey, with 12000 coming from Albania alone. The National Crime Agency has warned that Albanian organised crime groups are taking advantage of UK modern slavery laws, coaching migrants on how to make false claims of abuse if they are arrested. Police forces have seen template letters making identical claims of modern slavery abuse, indicating that this is a deliberate strategy to exploit the system.