Man and woman sentenced for smuggling people into the UK

A man and a woman, who smuggled four people into the UK from France, have started a combined 6 years prison sentence for their crimes.

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People smugglers sentenced after family found in a car boot in Dover

A man and a woman, who smuggled four people into the UK from France, have started a combined 6 years prison sentence for their crimes.

They were sentenced at Canterbury Crown Court after being found guilty of trafficking three adults and a child from Calais to Dover.

Didier Andre Robert Devos Credit: Kent Police

Didier Andre Robert Devos, 36 and unemployed of no fixed abode in France, was given 4 years in jail.

Sandra Mirelle Evelyn Vienot, 28 of Grande-Synthe, Dunkerque, in northern France was given 2 years jail.

Sandra Mirelle Evelyn Vienot Credit: Kent Police

They were both puller over by border officers at Dover's Eastern Docks in June, where officers found two men, a woman and a child in the boot of a Renualt Clio.

The four illegal entrants were transferred to the Dover Asylum Screening Centre (DASC) at Dover Eastern Docks where it was confirmed that three of the nationals were from the same family - 28 year old mother, 30 year old father and seven year old daughter. The other man was 55. It's believed they came from Afghanistan.

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