A boat of suspected migrants thought to include a young child has been dragged to the Dover coast in Kent by a UK Border Force vessel.
Fishermen reportedly picked up the dinghy before the vessel was dragged to shore in an arrival captured on camera by Sky News helicopter crew.
A total of 236 migrants have reached UK shores by boat since the start of November, 16 of which were this month alone.
In Folkestone, Kent, a deflated rib carrying seven life jackets was also discovered. The vessel has been slashed but no migrants have yet been found nearby.
The suspected migrants (pictured, left) are thought to have a child among their number and were dragged to Dover by Border Force officials (right)
This deflated dinghy was discovered in Folkestone, Kent, just 10 miles away from Dover this morning
Border Force workers (right) brought the suspected migrants ashore and they can be seen here boarding the larger vessel (left)
It comes less than two weeks after eight migrants were detained after a dinghy was found abandoned on a remote Kent beach on January 7.
The rigid-hulled vessel was found deserted on a remote beach at Dungeness on Romney Marsh, in Kent, with six life jackets and fuel, just after 8am.
The Home Office confirmed eight men have been found, with one person needing hospital treatment, and a ninth man arrested on suspicion of facilitating illegal entry into the UK.
It comes after a recent spike in the number of illegal crossings in the Channel which has prompted increased patrols and the use of Navy vessel HMS Mersey.
Border Force officials are pictured at the scene in Dover, Kent, this morning after migrants were brought ashore when fisherman spotted them in the Channel
Migrants arrived in the UK this morning after the Border Force (pictured in Dover) brought them ashore
This dinghy was found slashed in Folkestone, Kent, today, with life jackets on board but no migrants have yet been discovered
Today French authorities ordered a 10-foot high wall to be built in Calais to stop migrants getting to Britain.
The barrier has just gone up next to a Total petrol station in the French port that had become a magnet for people smugglers.
It is believed to be the first time an entire wall aimed at stopping migration to Britain has been built alongside a problem area at such short notice.
Local paper Nord Littoral posted a picture of the new wall on its Twitter site, showing two migrants next to it.
Today’s arrivals to the UK follow Home Secretary Sajid Javid’s remarks that some people trying to cross the Channel in small boats are not ‘genuine’ asylum seekers.
He warned those who tried to leave France and get to Britain illegally may not be real refugees because they were already ‘perfectly safe in France’.
About 230 migrants had tried to cross the Channel in December but ‘just under half have actually been disrupted by the French and never actually made it in terms of leaving the French coast’, Mr Javid said last year.