Suspected migrant boat off Eastbourne escorted to France

Police at the scene. Picture by Dan Jessup SUS-190827-184548001
Police at the scene. Picture by Dan Jessup SUS-190827-184548001

A boat with suspected migrants spotted off the Eastbourne coast this evening (Tuesday) has been found by border force officials and French authorities.

It is believed the vessel, seen by Eastbourne based fishing boats Talisman and Kelly Louise in the shipping lane, is currently being escorted back to the French coast.

No further details have been released.

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Ongoing search for suspected migrant boat off the coast off Eastbourne.