English Channel

Migrants picked up off Folkestone

Thirteen migrants including several children were rescued off the coast of Folkestone on Sunday.

The coastguard and Border Force were called at 09:41 GMT after reports of a small boat in the English Channel.

The occupants were brought ashore and taken to the Kent intake until where claims for asylum are processed.

A further 11 migrants including a woman were also picked up by French authorities after being found about six miles from Boulogne.

They were suffering from slight hypothermia.