How old are they really? Damning verdict of face recognition software on ‘child’ migrants

Town halls threatened a revolt last night if they were burdened with bogus child refugees from Calais.

It came as computer analysis of photographs of the ‘child migrants’ who arrived in London from the Jungle camp this week suggests many could be in their 20s and 30s.

A local government chief warned migrants suspected of lying about being under 18 could be put through age checks.

Free health, education and housing will be withdrawn if they fail, said David Simmonds of the Local Government Association.