Police probe slams French coastguard over migrant deaths in Channel


A gendarmerie report into the deaths of 27 migrants whose boat sank in the Channel en route to England from France last November has found that the Calais coastguard failed to respond to several earlier distress calls, opening the possibility of prosecution proceedings, according to French press reports.

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The French coastguard could face criminal charges for its failure to help a boat that sank in the channel last November, killing 27 migrants, reports The Times.