Deal struck with France in bid to curb migrant Channel crossings

British immigration officers will be stationed in French control rooms for the first time after the Government signed a new multimillion pound-deal with France in a bid to curb Channel crossings. The latest UK-France agreement aimed at tackling the migrant crisis, signed as the number of people arriving on the south coast after making the journey topped 40,000 for the year so far, will also see a 40% boost in the number of officers patrolling beaches in northern France. Further measures signed off in Paris on Monday morning by Home Secretary Suella Braverman and French interior minister Gerald Darmanin include drones and night vision equipment to help officers detect crossings, as well as stepping up surveillance around ports to prevent migrants entering the UK in lorries, with more CCTV and sniffer dogs.