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Fourteen migrants have been rescued from two dinghies within the Channel on Tuesday

A small boat within the English Channel, believed to be carrying six migrants, has been discovered within the sea close to Dover.

It’s understood the migrants made a name to police at 06:20 BST, however have been unclear of their exact place and a search was launched.

Fourteen migrants, who claimed to be Iranian, have been rescued from two dinghies within the Channel off the Kent coast and introduced ashore at Dover on Tuesday.

Greater than 120 migrants have crossed the Channel to the UK since three November.

A spokesman for Kent Police stated: “We obtained a name relating to suspected migrants in a ship of the coast of Dover at 6.21am.”

The pressure referred it to the coastguard, which co-ordinated the search.

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A spokeswoman for HM Coastguard confirmed it was aiding Border Pressure in coping with the migrants.

She added: “We’re solely involved with preservation of life, rescuing these in hassle and bringing them safely again to shore, the place they are going to be handed over to the related associate emergency companies or authorities.”

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