Body of suspected asylum seeker found on Sangatte beach in northern France

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The body of a man believed to be an asylum seeker attempting to reach Kent has washed up on a beach.French authorities report that a body was discovered on the banks of Sangatte, just outside Calais.

Body found on Sangatte beach in northern France

The man, aged 20 to 40, was wearing a life jacket.

In August, a 16-year-old Sudanese asylum seeker was found dead on the same beach after a makeshift boat capsized in the English Channel.

More than 100 people reached the shores of Kent yesterday during a busy day for the Border Force.

The French authorities are also said to have prevented a number from crossing the border.

However, overnight a series of attempts from the French coast were made.

The body of a man believed to be an asylum seeker was later found on Sangatte beach early this morning.

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