Border Force in action at Seaton and Beer

PUBLISHED: 14:58 01 February 2016 | UPDATED: 12:28 05 February 2016

The UK Border Force conducted manoeuvres off Beer this week. Ref shb 3130-04-16SH. Picture: Simon Horn

The UK Border Force conducted manoeuvres off Beer this week. Ref shb 3130-04-16SH. Picture: Simon Horn

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Law enforcement team anchors in Lyme Bay to carry out ‘routine operations’

The Border Force RIB off Beer head. Picture PETER WOOLLACOTTThe Border Force RIB off Beer head. Picture PETER WOOLLACOTT

Border Force officers were in action at Seaton and Beer last week in what Home Office officials described as “routine operations”.

Their 42m cutter HMC Searcher anchored in the bay mid morning on Thursday and deployed its high powered Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) with four people on board.

Local resident and photographer Peter Woollacott said the craft investigated Seaton Hole, Beer and Beer Head, together with Axmouth and the coastline towards Lyme Regis.

He said: “They were around for a couple of hours looking about. What were they looking for? It’s good to know our shores are protected, whilst it brings home global issues when you see this from the quiet East Devon Coast.”

A press office spokeswoman at The Home Office declined to give any further details about what the operation involved.

Border Force is a law enforcement command within the Home Office. It secures the UK border by carrying out immigration and customs controls for people and goods entering the UK.

Border Force was formed in March, 2012 as a law enforcement command within the Home Office. Border Force secures the border and promotes national prosperity by facilitating the legitimate movement of individuals and goods, whilst preventing those that would cause harm from entering the UK.

This is achieved through the immigration and customs checks carried out by our staff at ports and airports.


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