A 21-year-old man from Sudan has been charged with an immigration offence by the British authorities after a woman’s body was found on a beach in northern France.
The National Crime Agency (NCA) said Howmalow Mawumd-Duop would appear in court accused of facilitating illegal immigration.
He was detained in the English Channel port of Dover on Tuesday, the same day that an Eritrean woman was found at Bleriot-Plage, near the French city of Calais.
The NCA said she is thought to have died attempting to cross the Channel in a small boat.
The British and French governments have promised to crack down on people-smuggling gangs behind the crossings.