Child asylum seeker tells of escape to UK
A man who fled Afghanistan at the age of 15 has spoken of how he cried with sadness for the family he left behind.
Bilal was initially cared for by a British foster family and now has accommodation of his own while he continues to seek asylum in the UK.
His story highlights the plight of a growing number of children who have travelled alone to Britain.
Figures obtained by the BBC England data unit show the number of asylum-seeking children being cared for by local councils has risen by nearly two thirds in a year.
07 Sep 2016
- From the section England