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Suspected illegal immigrant charged after 'walking through Channel Tunnel'

A suspected illegal immigrant has appeared in court accused of walking nearly the entire length of the Channel Tunnel.

Abdul Haroun, a 40-year-old Sudanese national, was arrested a short distance from the British entrance to the 31-mile tunnel earlier this month.

Wearing a grey shirt, Haroon appeared via video link from Elmley prison on Sheppey.

Folkestone M20 from the J11a Channel Tunnel slip road. File picture: Paul Amos
Folkestone M20 from the J11a Channel Tunnel slip road. File picture: Paul Amos

Through an interpreter, he pleaded not guilty to obstructing an engine or carriage under the 1861 Railway Act.

He was remanded in custody until January 4 next year.


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