Child refugee with gunshot wound detained

Child refugee with gunshot wound detained on French border amid ‘serious concerns’ about treatment of youngsters trying to reach UK

Watchdog raises ‘alarm over child safeguarding and legality of detention in short-term holding facilities run by UK Border Force in northern France

May Bulman

The Home Office has been criticised after a child refugee with a gunshot wound was detained by UK border officials on the French coast.

A report by the Prison Inspectorate raises “serious concern” about safeguarding and the legality of detention in a number of short-term holding facilities in northern France through which UK Border Force identifies clandestine travellers before they leave French territory.

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Source: https://www.independent.co.uk

UK Border Force. Image via UK Gov.

UK Border Force. Image via UK Gov.

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