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Coronavirus lockdown 'triggered surge in migrants crossing Channel in boats', MPs told

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The coronavirus pandemic fuelled a surge in desperate child migrants paying traffickers to smuggle them to Britain, MPs were told today.

A block on legal transfers from France during the outbreak “pushed them further into the hands of smugglers” arranging inflatable boats across the English Channel, the Commons Home Affairs Committee was told.

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