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More than 1,000 migrants crossed the Channel yesterday alone, bringing the total that have crossed into the UK in September so far to 2,340.
Around 1,160 people were detected in the 21-mile wide Dover Straits yesterday in 25 boats as they attempted to make the treacherous crossing to the UK, according to Ministry of Defence (MoD) figures. 
This is the second time in a fortnight more than 1,000 migrants have made the journey across the channel to the UK in a single day – after August 22 saw a record 1,295 people intercepted. 
August as a whole had the highest monthly crossings on record, with 8,644 making the journey by boat. 
More than 1,000 migrants crossed the Channel yesterday alone and the crossings continued into todat. Pictured: A group of people including children, thought to be migrants, being brought into Dover today
August had the highest monthly crossings on record, with 8,644 making the journey by boat. Here members of the RNLI are escorting migrants to Dover after being rescued from the Channel on August 22
The MP for Dover, Natalie Elphicke, said sorting out the small boats crisis should be a ‘priority’ for new Prime Minister Liz Truss. 
The majority of people were brought into the harbour at Dover throughout the day but both the Dungeness and Hastings Lifeboats were also launched to bring in dozens of asylum seekers. 
The crossings continued into this morning as a group of young boys were among those seen arriving in Dover. 
The MP for Dover, Natalie Elphicke, said sorting out the small boats crisis should be a ‘priority’ for new Prime Minister Liz Truss. Pictured: RNLI helping possible migrants to shore after an incident in the Channel on August 27
The latest figures mean the total number for 2022 to date could soon exceed the tally for the whole of last year. Above are small boats thought to be used by migrants crossing the channel, being stored at a warehouse facility near Dover on August 28
It comes a day after 960 were brought ashore on Saturday including men, women and children – as well as a woman in a wheelchair.
The latest figures mean the total number for 2022 to date could soon exceed the tally for the whole of last year. 
More than 27,300 people have crossed the Channel from France to the UK in small boats, such as dinghies, so far in 2022. 
This is the second time in a fortnight more than 1,000 migrants have made the journey across the channel to the UK in a single day – after August 22 saw a record 1,295 people intercepted. Pictured is members of the Border Force escorting migrants to Dover Docks on August 28
More than 27,300 people have crossed the Channel from France to the UK in small boats, such as dinghies, so far in 2022 (picture is from September 3)
This is just over 1,000 short of the number of arrivals for the whole of last year (28,526). 
Natalie Elphicke MP for Dover said: ‘France has a moral and international obligation to protect vulnerable people, save lives, stop people smugglers and tackle organised crime. They should not need to be paid to do their duty.
‘It is even more ridiculous that we pay them tens of millions of pounds and get so little in return. This is a shocking waste of taxpayers’ hard-earned money.
‘Sorting out the small boats crisis must be a key priority of the next Prime Minister.’
There was also one boat which made it to the coast unaccompanied in an ‘uncontrolled landing’ on Sunday, the MoD said. 
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