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Articles: Asylum breakouts

Contributed by localrags on Oct 23, 2003 - 02:37 PM

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<FONT color=black>MP PROSSER NOT TOLD OF ASYLUM DETENTION CENTRE BREAKOUTS<IMG alt="Gwyn Prosser" hspace=20 src="images/gwynprosser.jpg" align=right vspace=20 border=1>

A security review has been launched at a Kent detention centre which has seen 24 illegal immigrants escape in seven months, it has emerged.

The 250-bed Dover immigration removal centre has seen 16 separate breakouts since February.

Dover MP Gwyn Prosser told the Commons he had not been informed by the Home Office and that the story appeared in this week's Dover Express.

Home Office minister Beverley Hughes said: "We are considering ways in which security at the site can be enhanced."