Migrant staying at Manston processing centre dies – Home Office

A migrant staying at the Manston processing centre in Kent has died, the Home Office has said.

The man was taken to hospital on Friday evening after becoming unwell, but died on Saturday morning.

A spokesperson for the Home Office issued their “heartfelt condolences” over the death.

They said there was “no evidence at this stage” that the person had died from an infectious disease.

The Home Office told BBC News the man travelled to the UK as part of a small boat crossing on 12 November.

The spokesperson said: “We take the safety of those in our care extremely seriously and are profoundly saddened by this event.

“A post-mortem examination will take place so it would not be appropriate to comment further at this time.”

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) told the BBC it had received a referral from the Home Office, which it was assessing to determine if further action may be required.

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