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    Statistics on arrests for illegal entry to the United Kingdom show an increase of nearly 25 percent in the last three years, local media reported Tuesday, citing police data obtained under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) In 2013, 7,709 arrests for illegal entry to the country were made versus 9,600 arrests in 2015, the BBC broadcaster reported, referring to figures obtained from 39 police forces in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

    In total, suspects in 27,800 cases of illegal entry were arrested between January 2013 and April 2016, the media said, adding that this number excludes those arrested by the UK Border Force.

    The United Kingdom is experiencing a major wave of immigration, with 633,000 people having immigrated to the country in the year ending March 2016, according to the UK Office for National Statistics data.

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