People arriving in UK on small boats to be electronically tagged

Pilot scheme for people arriving via ‘unnecessary and dangerous’ routes criticised as ‘draconian and punitive’

Some people arriving in the UK in small boats or the back of lorries will be electronically tagged under a 12-month pilot scheme run by the Home Office.

The 12-month pilot, which began on Wednesday, has been launched to test whether electronic monitoring is an effective way to give immigration bail to those who arrive in the country using “unnecessary and dangerous” routes.

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The Guardian

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