Six boat carrying migrants including three toddlers and baby arrive in UK

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Seven boats thought to carry migrants, including a baby and three toddlers, reached the UK today after being intercepted in the English Channel by Border Force officials.

The baby and three toddlers were among passengers in six boats that made it into Dover in Kent this morning.

One boat first came into East Sussex, near Pett Level and Winchelsea Beach, but has also been brought over to Dover. 

This totals seven boats that were thought to make it into the UK today. 

Six boats carrying migrants made it to the UK after leaving from Calais, France. Five boats made it into Dover (one pictured) and one other boat made it to Winchelsea Beach, East Sussex

Migrants, including a baby and three toddlers, were intercepted in the Channel by Border Force Officials in dinghies in Dover today. Pictured, the toddlers being taken from dinghies

Migrants, including a baby and three toddlers, were intercepted in the Channel by Border Force Officials in dinghies in Dover today. Pictured, the toddlers being taken from dinghies 

Officials carry a baby from the Border Force dinghy wearing face masks and gloves after boats were intercepted in the English Channel

 Officials carry a baby from the Border Force dinghy wearing face masks and gloves after boats were intercepted in the English Channel

This comes after 17 migrants were said to have been taken back to Calais by French authorities this morning. 

Photographs show suspected migrants wearing face masks and life jackets being brought into Dover on a Border Force dinghy.

The toddlers were seen being escorted from the dinghies, wearing blankets wrapped around their shoulders.

A baby was also carried in a blanket from the Border Force dinghy by officials, who wore face masks and gloves. 

Border Force vessels Searcher and Hunter were involved. 

Another boat, thought to hold 17 migrants, including a baby and five children, broke down off the coast of Calais in the English Channel this morning.

French authorities picked up the boat and returned it to Calais, the BBC said.

One boat, thought to hold 17 migrants, broke down off the coast of Calais in the Channel and was turned back to France. Pictured, two toddlers arriving at Dover today

One boat, thought to hold 17 migrants, broke down off the coast of Calais in the Channel and was turned back to France. Pictured, two toddlers arriving at Dover today

This morning's interception comes after 14 migrants were intercepted in the English Channel on 13 May. Pictured, a baby is carried off a boat that made it into Dover, Kent this morning

This morning’s interception comes after 14 migrants were intercepted in the English Channel on 13 May. Pictured, a baby is carried off a boat that made it into Dover, Kent this morning

Asylum seekers and illegal migrants will face an automatic two week quarantine on entering the UK as part of the government's plan to tackle coronavirus

Asylum seekers and illegal migrants will face an automatic two week quarantine on entering the UK as part of the government’s plan to tackle coronavirus

More than 1,200 migrants are believed to have been intercepted while making the perilous crossing and brought to Dover since the start of the year

More than 1,200 migrants are believed to have been intercepted while making the perilous crossing and brought to Dover since the start of the year

South East BBC reporter Simon Jones said on Twitter: ’17 migrants – including a baby and five children – were picked up by the French authorities and returned to France after their boat broke down in the Channel off Calais this morning. Several boats have succeeded in reaching the UK.’ 

He later said two more boats were thought to have been returned to France.

This morning’s interception comes after 14 migrants were intercepted in the English Channel on 13 May. 

More than 1,200 migrants are believed to have been intercepted while making the perilous crossing and brought to Dover since the start of the year.

The number of migrants who have made it to the UK since the coronavirus lockdown began was last recorded to be at more than 850. 

Asylum seekers and illegal migrants will face an automatic two week quarantine on entering the UK as part of the government’s plan to tackle coronavirus, the MailOnline revealed earlier this week.

The number of migrants who have made it to the UK since the coronavirus lockdown began was last recorded to be at more than 850

The number of migrants who have made it to the UK since the coronavirus lockdown began was last recorded to be at more than 850

A man wearing a blanket and a face mask is pictured leaning over as officials stand behind him wearing high-vis vests and rubber gloves

A man wearing a blanket and a face mask is pictured leaning over as officials stand behind him wearing high-vis vests and rubber gloves 

Asylum seekers and illegal migrants will face an automatic two week quarantine on entering the UK as part of the government's plan to tackle coronavirus

Asylum seekers and illegal migrants will face an automatic two week quarantine on entering the UK as part of the government’s plan to tackle coronavirus 

Home Office chiefs say Boris Johnson’s fortnight quarantine rule for travellers entering Britain will extend to those caught trying to cross the country’s borders illegally. 

Those suspected of being involved in criminal activity or ineligible for asylum will be isolated in special areas within detention centres, while legitimate asylum seekers will be isolated in specialised accommodation, the Home Office has confirmed. 

None of the migrants intercepted in the Channel and brought to Britain this year have been tested for coronavirus, the MailOnline previously revealed. 

At least 227 migrants made it to the UK over the Bank Holiday weekend, including a one day record of 145 migrants on VE Day.

This included 51 people packed on board a single inflatable boat.

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