The boat believed to have been carrying 18 Albanian migrants who needed rescuing off the Kent coast

The boat believed to have been carrying 18 Albanian migrants who needed rescuing off the Kent coast

Two British men were today remanded in custody charged with immigration offences after a boat carrying 18 Albanian migrants – including two children – was rescued off the Kent coast.

Mark Stribling, 35, and Robert Stilwell, 33, appeared at Medway Magistrates’ Court this morning after the migrants were rescued when their inflatable boat began to sink in the English Channel.

Stribling, of Farningham, Kent, and Stilwell, from nearby Dartford, were both charged under Section 25 of the Immigration Act 1971.

They were ordered to stay in custody following the five-minute hearing in Chatham, Kent, and will next appear at Maidstone Crown Court on June 27.

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