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Migrants attempt to rush across Macedonian border

Hundreds of people tried to rush across the border to Macedonia today, as the world's attention remained focused on the migrant crisis in Hungary.

Migrants tried to rush across the Macedonian border after police let a small group through Credit: REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski
Officials estimate up to 3,000 migrants try to enter Macedonia each day Credit: REUTERS/Alexandros Avramidis
According to reports many people fell as they tried to storm the security line Credit: REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski

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Twenty migrants discovered in lorry at the Port of Tyne

Credit: PA

Two men have been arrested at the Port of Tyne after 20 people were found in a lorry, apparently trying to enter the UK illegally.

Border Force officers arrived at the port yesterday, Tuesday 1st September, after the migrants from Syria and Albania were discovered concealed in the vehicle which had arrived in the UK from Amsterdam.

A 32-year-old from Poland and a 35-year-old man were arrested on suspicion of facilitation of illegal immigration and are currently in custody with further investigations being carried out.

15 of those discovered were returned to the Netherlands by ferry yesterday.

Two adults are currently in immigration detention while their cases are progressed along with two claimed minors who were passed-on to social services for age-assessment.

A Home Office spokesman said:

If someone is found to have no legal right to remain in the UK we will take action to remove them.

Border Force officers work closely with the police and other agencies to tackle the criminal gangs that attempt to smuggle migrants into Britain.

We continue to strengthen border security to stop illegal migrants entering the UK in the first place and use the latest technology including sniffer dogs, heartbeat detectors and carbon dioxide probes to find people hiding in vehicles and freight.

– Home Office spokesperson

Italy, France and Germany call for 'fair' migrant distribution

Italy, France and Germany have called for the 'fair' distribution of migrants across the EU today, after signing a joint document on immigration.

According to the Italian foreign ministry the document calls for a review of current European Union rules on granting asylum and underlines that the current migrant crisis has "clearly shown the limits and defects" of existing rules and a need for them to be re-assessed.

Migrants in Budapest have set up a makeshift camp near the train station after authorities stopped them boarding trains to Germany Credit: REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh

The calls for unity between European countries when dealing with the crisis came as hundreds of migrants protested for a second day outside Budapest's main railway station after being stopped from travelling across Europe.

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