The Chief Inspector of Prisons has condemned border officials in Kent for holding thousands of migrants - including children - at centres in Folkestone and Dover without food, hot drinks, or medical checks. In some cases, forcing them to sleep on a concrete floor.
During last summer's crisis, which saw the Channel Tunnel and ferries suspended on dozens of occasions, and the M20 closed for Operation Stack:
- More than 3,600 migrants were apprehended and detained at three bases on the Kent coast
- Between July to September, about 1,200 people were held each month at Dover and Folkestone
- That's equivalent to 40 detained each day
The prison inspectorate report reveals - for the first time - the sheer scale of the numbers caught entering the UK through Kent.
You can watch Abigail Bracken's report below. Interviewees are: the Chief Inspector of Prisons, Peter Clarke; Conservative MP for Folkestone and Hythe, Damian Collins; and Phil Kerton from Seeking Sanctuary.
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