Kent

Two questioned after English Channel rescue near Kent

Dover lifeboat Image copyright RNLI
Image caption Dover lifeboat was launched at 08:00 BST

Two people rescued in the English Channel after sending a distress signal are being questioned by Border Force officials.

A 15ft motor cruiser was reported in trouble off St Margaret's at Cliffe near the Kent coast at 08:00 BST.

Dover lifeboat and a Border Force cutter were launched and the cruiser was towed to safety.

The Home Office said two European Economic Area nationals were on board the vessel.

A spokesman said Border Force officers were checking the validity of their documents.

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