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