MPs meet police to discuss port security

Police officers tasked with preventing illegal immigrants entering the UK through the port of Cairnryan, in Dumfries and Galloway have met with MPs to discuss concerns that they are being overstretched.

Since the UK Border Agency removed its staff from the Ferry Terminal in 2010, the number of illegal immigrants trying to enter mainland Britain through the port has risen 136 percent.

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Port policing under spotlight

David Mundell MP, the Scotland Officer Minister, will visit Cairnryan port on to chair a meeting to discuss policing and immigration. UK Border Agency, Dumfries and Galloway Police and local politicians will attend.