Migrants make it across English Channel – only to land on a nudist beach

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A group of desperate asylum seekers washed up on the coast of the UK this week – only to be greeted by 80 nude sunbathers.

Fairlight Glen Beach, on the East Sussex coast, has been a designated naturist beach since 1978.

While clothing is discouraged, the boatload of migrants weren’t to know and made their landing fully-dressed at the beach near Hastings.

A total of 10 men and one woman arrived in an inflatable dinghy early on Monday, September 14.

Dad-of-two Jamie Anley, 48, who was visiting the nudist beach for the first time, described his memorable morning.

He told The Sun : “It was a hilarious situation.

“We were sat on our towels and I noticed the boat."

He said the naked sunbathers were very welcoming – even offering the newcomers hot drinks from a thermos.

The migrants were aged from their late teens to their mid-40s, he added.

Jamie continued: “Some of the men kept their heads down but some had little smirks on.

“Some of them were wearing leather jackets, they weren’t dressed for the occasion!”

The migrants quickly moved on leaving their dinghy and lifejackets behind.

But according to a Home Office source all 11 have since been located and detained.

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Police visited Fairlight Glen Beach to gather evidence.

“You couldn’t write it,” said Jamie.

“Police turned up looking for migrants on a beach full of naked people.

“We were in disbelief at what was going on.”

MPs have expressed concerns that some migrants are managing to get ashore without detection and there have been suggestion that patrols of "enforcement vessels" should be stepped up in the Channel.

Bob Blackman, the Conservative MP for Harrow East, said: "I've suggested that we need to increase our presence in the English Channel of enforcement vessels.

"I think vessels are the start, because on a wider and wider scale people are trying to make these journeys because they know certain beaches aren’t policed and so they have a greater chance of getting into the country undetected.

"We have to take action on this. We cannot allow a position to grow where these evil people traffickers are able to profit from it."

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