Secret UK and Albania talks on illegal migrants exposed by Iranian hack

The internal documents published on the Telegram channel include email correspondence in February 2022 between Gledis Nano, Albania’s then director of police, and Alastair King-Smith, the UK ambassador to Albania. It is among a cache of 1,400 hacked and leaked emails involving Mr Nano. In one email, the police chief thanks Mr King-Smith for his … Read more

Priti Patel resigns as Home Secretary

She has overseen the introduction of tougher sentences for offenders and given police new powers to fight knife crime, combat illegal protests and crackdown on drugs and county lines gangs. However, her spell in the post has seen the rate of prosecutions for offenses ranging from rape to burglary and theft continues to plummet. There … Read more

Channel crossing gang made £13m from smuggling 10,000 migrants

This represented about a quarter of the €60 million (£51.5 million) that people-smuggling gangs generated from the cross-Channel trade in 2021, said Jean-Philippe Lecouffe, the deputy executive director of Europol. They charged migrants between €2,500-€3,500 (£2,140-£3,000) each, regularly changed tactics to avoid detection, used larger boats and launched up to 15 at once, of which … Read more