Update on people smuggling investigation

Update on people smuggling investigation

Two people have been charged following Monday’s operation near Teignmouth in Devon.

James Wisbey, 54, from West Hoe in Plymouth and Fay Miles, 38, of no fixed abode, have both been charged with conspiracy to do an act to facilitate the commission of a breach of UK immigration law by a non EU person.

They are both due to appear at Plymouth Magistrates Court today (Wednesday 16 December).

The eight passengers on the boat have now been arrested on suspicion of immigration offences and are in police custody. 

The man arrested in Essex as part of the same investigation remains released under investigation.