People smuggler will stay in jail

An Albanian people smuggler who tried to cross the Channel in high seas before running out of fuel has had his his application for an appeal thrown out at the High Court. Afrim Xhekaliu, 42, sparked a four hour sea rescue after he led a bid to cross the world’s busiest shipping lane in an inflatable boat during a storm on 31 January last year. He decided to call 999 after realising the boat, which contained eight Albanian men and…

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