Stowaway stopped in Jersey handed to French authorities

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A stowaway who arrived in Jersey on the Victor Hugo crossing from Granville has been returned to France and handed over to authorities there.

The man was questioned by Customs and Immigration officers on Albert Quay yesterday morning.

The 35-year-old Turkish national was deported from the UK in 2015 for drug offences.

He was trying to use Jersey as a transit point to get back to the UK.

He was refused entry to the island and returned to Granville.