Nine suspected migrants have been found in a small boat close to Folkestone Harbour.
Border Force officials said they have presented themselves as Iranian nationals. It's reported, the group called police to say they were in trouble shortly after arriving on rocks near the harbour at 7:30am on Sunday morning.
HM coastguard confirmed it was assisting Border Force officers and the group have now been brought to Dover. Immigration Enforcement are now conducting a criminal investigation.
It's the latest incident that has seen more than 60 suspected migrants entering the UK via Kent this week.
17 suspected migrants were on board a French fishing boat as it entered the Port of Dover on Tuesday. The next day, three boats with 22 suspected migrants, including a toddler, were picked up off the coast of Dover and Ramsgate. On Friday, a dingy carrying seven people was found at Samphire Hoe, near Dover. The Home Office said in light of recent events, officers have stepped up deployments along the South-East coast.