Military deployed after thousands more cross illegally into Ceuta

The Spanish military has been deployed to assist in controlling the border in the enclave of Ceuta, after 8,000 migrants crossed the frontier with Morocco.

Officials in the city say the migrants – who include about 1,500 minors – either swam around the border fences that jut out into the sea or walked across at low tide.

In a statement issued yesterday afternoon, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said – whilst visiting the city – vowed to restore order, stating that all those who crossed the border illegally would be deported back to Morocco.

It’s understood the Moroccan ambassador was called to to meet with Spanish counterparts as concerns over a lack of action from neighbouring authorities grows.

Yesterday 2,700 were returned to the other side of the border fences.

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