A yacht was intercepted and four people have been detained off the Isles of Scilly on suspicion of immigration offences and facilitation of illegal immigration.
The four people on board presented themselves as Ukrainian nationals and, following checks, were arrested by Devon and Cornwall Police Officers just off the Eastern Isles.
A spokesperson from the Home Office confirmed that a yacht was intercepted by the Border Force Coastal Patrol Vessel, Nimrod, at around 6:40am on Wednesday, 28th June near the Isles of Scilly and towed to St Mary’s Harbour.
The four people remain in custody and the investigation has been referred to officers from Immigration Enforcement Criminal and Financial Investigations.
Border Force and Immigration Enforcement are operational directorates within the Home Office responsible for border security and enforcing immigration law.
Harbour Master Dale Clark spoke to Will on The Morning Show and told us what he could about the incident.