Video report: this picture shows 25 people - including five children - found in the back of a truck near the Dartford Crossing. Twenty six others were found in a lorry carrying thousands of pounds worth of peppers to a wholesalers in Canterbury.
Eurotunnel has confirmed that a migrant was intercepted inside the Channel Tunnel yesterday .
Eurotunnel's detection systems identified 'an intrusion' near to the Tunnel entrance in France. As soon as the alarm was raised, Eurotunnel closed the French entrance to the Tunnel and police searched the area.
Eurotunnel said: "A criminal intrusion into the Channel Tunnel is an extremely rare incident. It is both illegal and highly dangerous. This person could have been seriously injured or even killed."
Following the detailed search of the Tunnel a Sudanese national was intercepted and arrested by the Channel Tunnel Police. Charges are being pressed.
Full service through the Channel Tunnel resumed in the late afternoon.
One of the South East's asylum seeker support groups says it's essential that refugees in Calais are given accommodation and support - and Britain must do more to help.
Five illegal workers have been arrested following operations by Home Office immigration enforcement officers in Cranleigh and Guildford.
Acting on intelligence, officers visited Meghalaya Indian Restaurant, High Street, Cranleigh; Merrow Dynasty Indian Restaurant and Perfect Pizza, both on Epsom Road, Guildford, on Thursday 2 January. Individuals were questioned to check if they had the right to be in the UK.
The businesses were served notices warning that civil penalties of up to £10,000 per illegal worker arrested will be imposed unless proof is provided that the correct right-to-work checks were carried out.
Three illegal immigrants found hiding in a lorry at Portsmouth ferry port have been deported.
Border Force officers found the male stowaways in a Spanish-registered lorry which had just arrived on a ferry from Caen at 11pm on Tuesday.
The lorry was scanned in a routine check which revealed the presence of people. When it was opened the clandestines – two Afghans aged 18 and 24 and a 22-year-old Albanian – were found hiding in the load of textile materials. They'd got in by cutting a hole in the roof.
The trio were sent to Caen.
A leaflet, issued by the Border Force, in partnership with the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA), gives information and advice to lorry drivers transporting freight to and from the UK on how to prevent illegal immigration and avoid becoming victims of crime.