UK rules out dental checks to establish age of Calais migrant minors

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A demand by several Conservative MPs that unaccompanied minors allowed to join relatives in the UK from the Calais 'Jungle' migrant camp be screened by dental checks to ensure they are not adults was rejected as an 'inaccurate, inappropriate and unethical' method by the British government.

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The British Home Office has ruled out dental x-ray checks to verify the age of Calais refugees arriving in Britain, criticising them as “inaccurate, inappropriate and unethical”, reports The Guardian.