By the Associated Press
British authorities detained nine migrants including children on a beach in southeastern England on Thursday after they crossed the English Channel in a small inflatable boat, officials said.
The latest attempt to enter England comes after at least 43 migrants tried to cross the English Channel on Tuesday and Wednesday.
There has been a recent spike in small boat crossings which British authorities say is organized by smuggling gangs.
Immigration Minister Caroline Nokes said the latest wave of people attempting to cross the channel is putting lives at risk. She said that Britain and France were working together to try to stop the crossings.