UK coastal security concerns

UK border concerns mount.

Sea forces farce: Police searching for people smugglers in the Channel sold a £350,000 specialist boat for just £80,000 two years ago


Britain’s shorelines are said to be dangerously exposed to migrants – yet two years ago police sold a patrol boat for less than a quarter of what it would be worth today.

Kent Police spent £350,000 on buying and equipping the former Princess Alexandra III in 2006 but amid restructuring  in 2014, they sold it at auction for just £80,000.

Today, amid warnings that Britain’s shorelines are vulnerable because a lack of boats to defend them, the current owner is offering to sell the boat back to Kent Police for £250,000.

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