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1,100 migrants cross Channel on small boats to UK in two days

Crossings take place as French minister accuses UK of failing to pay promised £55m to tackle the problem

More than 1,100 people made the perilous journey across the Channel in small boats on Friday and Saturday, as France accused Britain of failing to provide funds promised to tackle the problem.

After 10 days in which no crossings were possible, 624 people reached the UK on small boats on Friday – the fourth highest daily tally recorded during the current crisis – and 491 did so on Saturday. At lest 40 boats landed over the two days.

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