Channel migrants 'turn to crime' when they arrive, Home Secretary says
Channel migrants ‘quickly turn to crime’ when they arrive in Britain, Home Secretary claims
- Suella Braverman said it is becoming ‘notable feature of everyday crime fighting’
Some Channel migrants ‘very quickly’ get involved in crime after reaching UK shores and have become a ‘notable feature of everyday crime-fighting’, said Suella Braverman.
The Home Secretary said chief constables had briefed her on small boat arrivals from northern France becoming embroiled in drug gangs, exploitation and prostitution.
She said: ‘Not in all cases, but it is becoming a notable feature of everyday crime fighting in England and Wales.
The Home Secretary said chief constables had briefed her on small boat arrivals from northern France becoming embroiled in drug gangs, exploitation and prostitution
‘We cannot ignore the fact that many people are coming here illegally, and they’re getting very quickly involved in the drugs trade, in other exploitation, in criminality and prostitution.’
Asked whether she had figures to support her assertion, she said: ‘I consider police chiefs experts in their field and authoritative sources of information.’
Ms Braverman outlined tough new immigration laws which will allow Channel migrants to be detained and ‘swiftly’ removed.
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