Illegal migrants have poured into Sovereign Harbour today.

Sussex Police said, “A group of people on board a boat crossing the English Channel were towed into Eastbourne Harbour by RNLI lifeboat volunteers.

“Sussex Police were called to Sovereign Harbour at 1pm on Wednesday, September 8.”

Eastbourne RNLI said, “I can confirm we have launched our all weather lifeboat and the incident is still ongoing.”

Locals are shocked: “A total joke. I can’t believe we have to just let them keep coming. We are encouraging this to happen now, lack of any action against new arrivals says bring it on, surely….. Return to sender!!” – Vicki Munday

Levi Sharrold-Scott said: “Thank god they are safe ❤️ all the best to them.”