English Channel horror as migrant ‘stabbed’ with rescue operation launched

A migrant has been stabbed on a small boat crossing the English Channel today, as UK authorities launched a major rescue operation.

A Border Force ship and two lifeboats rushed to the scene after the horrifying attack just before lunchtime on Wednesday. Seven other small boats also arrived on UK shores on the busiest day of Channel crossings in 2024 so far.

The victim was taken to Dover harbour after being transferred from the dinghy – carrying around 60 people – to the Walmer lifeboat.

One eyewitness – a GB News producer – captured footage of the terrifying incident as an ambulance arrived at the harbour to deal with the casualty. The seriousness of the migrant’s condition has not yet been revealed by the emergency services, GB News reports.

The rest of the migrants onboard were taken to the nearby Border Force migrant processing facility.

Express.co.uk has contacted Kent Police and South East Ambulance Service for comment.

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