Two dozen Romanians entered UK, says ambassador

Around two dozen Romanians have entered the UK since border controls were lifted, according to the country's ambassador in London.

Dr Ion Jinga (centre) claims around 24 Romanians have entered the UK since January Credit: PA

Speaking to The Telegraph, Ion Jinga claims that the predicted rush of Romanians into the UK has not happened, and that only a handful of Romanians have arrived in Britain in the two weeks since immigration restrictions were relaxed.

Border officials here have not published figures showing how many Romanians have entered the country.

But Dr Jinga told the Telegraph that 21 Romanians have arrived in Holland, where registration is required, and he claims this figure will be similar for the UK.