Thousands vanished after failing UK border checks

Thousands of people remain at large after failing UK border checks for carrying false passports or carrying the incorrect visa according to Home Office date obtained by The Telegraph.

Figures show that 3,527 people disappeared after failing border checks last year. Credit: PA

Figures released to the newspaper under Freedom of Information laws showed that 3,527 people disappeared after failing border checks last year.

Only 846 were found meaning over 2,600 remained at large, the paper reported. The statistics detail only those individuals who have been challenged by border officers.