UK officials head to France for Channel crossing talks following deaths of 27 | ITV News

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Published on 25 Nov 2021, 23:36
The home secretary will meet her French counterpart and UK officials will head to France in a bid to find a way to stop deadly Channel crossings after 27 people died trying to reach Britain.

UK officials are set to head to Paris on Friday, while Priti Patel will meet French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin on Sunday to offer France more assistance in controlling the crisis.

Children and a heavily pregnant woman were among 27 people who died while trying to cross the English Channel in a bid to reach the UK, French officials confirmed earlier.

Wednesday's fatal crossing saw 17 men, seven women, two teenage boys and a young girl die after the inflatable boat they were travelling on got into difficulty.

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