Two Border Force cutters redeployed to English Channel, says Sajid Javid

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Home secretary says move is to secure borders and prevent deaths of those crossing

The UK is to deploy two extra Border Force ships to the English Channel to try to disrupt a recent increase in people trying to reach the UK from France in small and often unseaworthy boats, Sajid Javid has announced.

The home secretary said two Border Force cutters would be moved as part of wider efforts to ensure the route does not become more popular in response to several days of headlines about a rise in the still relatively tiny number of people attempting the crossing.

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