The Telegraph: Iranian family who paid £4,000 to be smuggled across Europe rescued from the Channel, Telegraph reveals24 December 2018 | 02:53 | FOCUS News Agency
A two-year-old boy and his seven-year-old sister were among a group of 16 migrants rescued in the English Channel on Sunday morning, the Telegraph can reveal.
After spending five months in a migrant camp in Calais, the children, Brinyamin and Maryam, along with their father Bahador Lorpor and his wife Shoku, attempted the perilous journey after paying smugglers £4,000.
However, they were intercepted by a French tug boat just six nautical miles (11km) off the shoreline of Boulogne-sur-Mer after attempting to cross the busy waterway in a stolen fishing boat.
It is believed the son, Brinyamin, is the youngest person to have been rescued in a migrant boat crossing the channel this year.
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