Ferry passengers detained at Newhaven Port on New Year’s Eve

   January 1, 2021 ,   Accidents

A number of ferry passengers have been detained at a UK port after trying to leave the ship. Border Force and police had been called to Newhaven (East Sussex, England UK) Thursday afternoon, December 31.

Several passengers were stopped at Channel-Port on New Year’s Eve, suspected of not having the right to enter the country. The tourists are believed to have been attempting to get off a ferry that had just arrived.

A Sussex Police spokesperson announced: 

"This afternoon, we responded to support Border Force staff dealing with a number of people suspected of not having authority to enter the UK attempting to leave a ferry that had arrived at Newhaven Port.

“Those detained are being taken into custody by Border Force for further inquiries.”

The Home Office has not issued a comment on the situation.

Port of Newhaven (England)

Newhaven Port offers DFDS routes from the UK to France (including Brittany and Normandy), as well as destinations in the south of France.