Wolverhampton wedding DJ stands behind a vigilante group of 20 men who are undercover canal “patrols” to turn away migrant boats before they reach British waters

  • Jeremy Davis of Wolverhampton said he led two “missions” off Dover
  • Davis claimed he and 20 others wore night vision goggles and used a speedboat
  • The wedding DJ said they are listening to police and coast guards chasing migrants
  • Mr Davis said the group wants the government to stop the boats making the trip

A wedding DJ stands behind a vigilante group of 20 men who are undercover canal “patrols” to turn away migrant boats before they reach British waters.

Jeremy Davis of Wolverhampton said he has led two “missions” off the Dover coast since the Little Boats website was set up.

He claimed he and 20 others – mostly former soldiers and boat owners – wore night vision goggles and used a speedboat for the operations.

The disco and wedding DJ added they would hear police and coastguard radio messages to hunt down migrants.

Mr Davis said the group wanted the government to stop boats crossing the Channel from northern France.

The crisis deepened yesterday when the number of migrants arriving in small ships since the beginning of the year exceeded 6,000.

More than 200 men, women and children are said to have reached British soil on board more than 20 rubber dinghies and dinghies from France yesterday.

This means that around 6,050 made the illegal crossing this year – compared to 1,850 in 2019 as a whole.

Jeremy Davis (pictured) of Wolverhampton said he has spearheaded two “missions” off the Dover coast since the Little Boats website was set up

Opting out could prevent a number of migrants and asylum seekers from using the laws to avoid deportation from the UK.  Pictured: migrants in Dover on Friday

The crisis worsened yesterday (pictured) when the number of migrants arriving in small ships since the beginning of the year exceeded 6,000

It comes amid a growing crisis over the number of migrants making insidious journeys across the English Channel from northern France.  Pictured: arrival on Friday

More than 200 men, women and children are believed to have reached British soil from France on board more than 20 rubber dinghies and dinghies yesterday (pictured)

Mr Davis, in his 50s and married, lives in Wolverhampton but was born in London and has previously lived in Portugal and Wales.

He said the Little Boats flotilla stumbled upon four migrant ships during their two “missions” but was unable to make them turn back.

He told the Times, “Keyboard warriors are getting nowhere, demonstrations are useless.

“We don’t want to run around disrupting cities, but we’re going to do a few things that ruffle the feathers.”

This means that around 6,050 made the illegal crossing this year - compared to 1,850 in all of 2019 (pictured yesterday)

This means that around 6,050 made the illegal crossing this year – compared to 1,850 in all of 2019 (pictured yesterday)

Migrants apprehended while crossing the English Channel at sea were brought to the marina in Dover in an RNLI lifeboat yesterday

Migrants apprehended while crossing the English Channel at sea were taken to the marina in Dover on an RNLI lifeboat yesterday

His comments come a week after far-right activists came to Dover to protest the constant flow of migrants coming through the port city.

Protesters fought with anti-racism protesters after they put a roadblock into the city.

Mr Davis said he and the other members had no intention of harming the migrants, adding that the group was the “law abiding silent majority”.

Its website states: “We are secretly sending targeted patrols into the canal to safely repel illegal undocumented migrants in boats that come to our coast until the government finally takes action.”

A Home Office spokesman said: “There is no excuse under any circumstances to harass those arriving in the UK.

“Members of the public should report unusual or suspicious activity to their local police force and should not take direct action against any individual or group.”

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