Seven suspected illegal immigrants from Ukraine were discovered on a yacht on Sunday after it got into difficulties near the Suffolk coast.
The alarm was raised by the coastguard after a 28ft yacht was reported to have run aground on mud at the mouth of the Rover Ore near Orford, Suffolk.
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It follows warnings that the east coast of England is particularly vulnerable to small boats of immigrants trying to enter the country illegally.
A whisteblower who worked for the Border Force told ITV News last year that staff cuts had let to cuts in security checks, with people arriving by small vessesl often only being discovered “by accident”.
All weather and inshore lifeboats were sent to the scene and seven Ukranians were reportedly found on the boat.
The yacht was towed to Orford where the group were detained by
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