Eurostar stowaways to be deported

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Four Russian stowaways who hid away on a London-bound Channel Tunnel high-speed Eurostar train will be deported, the Home Office said last night.

They have already been served with refusal notices and will be returned to France where they had their first opportunity to seek asylum. The four somehow managed to get into an inspection hatch under the floor of the train. Having boarded the train in Paris, they made it through the tunnel to Ashford in Kent where Eurostar staff heard them tapping after the train had stopped. It is understood they are being held at a secure immigration centre in Dover, Kent.

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