Breaking: Border Force responds to ‘urgent incident’ off the Essex coast

The UK Border Force is responding to an ‘urgent incident’ off the Essex coast near Felixstowe.

Border Force officers are said to be dealing with a serious incident this morning, Tuesday, October 26, in the sea at Harwich, Essex. Rescuers are reportedly dealing with an ‘ongoing’ call-out which is being treated as urgent.

“Border Force is urgently responding to an ongoing incident off the coast of Harwich. Further details will be provided after the initial response and once the situation has been resolved,” said a Home Office spokeswoman to the MailOnline.

Border Force is tasked with carrying out immigration checks and customs controls for people and goods that enter the UK. It operates a range of boats, which have been most visible recently as the agency has deployed to manage migrant crossings in the Channel.

There is no information so far to suggest the incident is related to those crossings.

This is a breaking news story, please check back later for updates.

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Ron actually started his working career as an Ophthalmic Technician- things changed when, during a band rehearsal, his amplifier blew up and he couldn’t get it fixed so he took a course at Birmingham University and ended up doing a degree course. He built up a chain of electronics stores and sold them as a franchise over 35 years ago. After five years touring the world Ron decided to move to Spain with his wife and son, a place they had visited over the years, and only bought the villa they live in because it has a guitar-shaped swimming pool!. Playing the guitar since the age of 7, he can often be seen, (and heard!) at beach bars and clubs along the length of the coast. He has always been interested in the news and constantly thrives to present his articles in an interesting and engaging way.


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