Gray in hair and crows feet – not under 18.
Mandatory medical tests needed to determine their age.
Each lone child refugee costs councils in Britain nearly £70,000 a year – with the bills continuing to land until they reach 25.
The migration crisis meant there were at least 4,560 unaccompanied youngsters seeking asylum at the end of last March – a rise of 134 per cent from 1,950 in 2013.
Costs to local authorities for every 100 unaccompanied children are estimated at £6.75million a year. The Home Office provides £3.35million – leaving a shortfall of £3.4million.
When a child claims asylum in the UK they become the legal responsibility of the local authority in which they came forward…
One in 16 children being looked after by town halls are now unaccompanied asylum seekers, compared to 1 in 33 in 2013 – almost double the rate….
The vast majority of those being supported by councils – 92 per cent – were boys. But the number of lone girls had soared by 19 per cent in the past year. DailyMail
Only one in five lone child migrants caught lying about their age in a bid to stay in the UK is deported, damning figures have revealed.
More than 2,500 of the 13,600 unaccompanied child asylum seekers who have come to Britain since 2010 have been found to be over 18. But fewer than 600 have been returned home.
The statistics expose the extent to which some adult migrants are trying to deceive the authorities.
Experts warned that the small chance of being deported even when they are caught lying was helping to fuel the influx of migrants across the Channel.