24 Aug 2019

Afghan refugee who arrived in a dinghy now in pilot training

Senior Home Affairs Correspondent

A teenager from Iran who arrived by dinghy on a Kent beach on Christmas day has won a place at college – and hopes to become an airline pilot.

18-year-old Zainab Hossaini made the risky journey to the UK by herself from Iran.

She’s now waiting for her asylum claim to be processed, but this comes as┬áthe Prime Minister warned that those making the dangerous channel crossing would be sent back.