Norwegian authorities determine body of young child who passed away crossing the English Channel

Police identify body of Iranian toddler Police determine body of Iranian young child

The body of a young child that cleaned up on Karm øy Island previously this year has actually been recognized by Norwegian authorities as that of Artin Irannezhad from Iran, who was formerly noted as missing out on after his household tried to cross the English Channel by boat in October 2020.

“It is now positive that the boy who was found is Artin Irannezhad. He is of Iranian origin and disappeared during a shipwreck in the English Channel off the coast of France on October 27, last year,” Southwestern Police lead private investigator Camilla Tjelle Waage stated in a declaration on Monday.

Artin was 18 months old when he vanished, authorities stated. Both his moms and dads passed away in the shipwreck, in addition to his 2 older brother or sisters. The household were amongst 19 migrants on board the UK-bound boat, which capsized in French waters.

When the little body cleaned up on Norway’s Karm øy Island, there were no reports of missing out on infants in the location and no household had actually called regional authorities, a representative for Southwestern Police informed CNN onMonday

The blue overalls Artin was using were not a Norwegian brand name, which recommended he was not a native, the authorities likewise stated.
Artin’s household was Iranian Kurdish according to HENGAW, a human rights company concentrated on Iranian Kurdistan.

Forensic researchers at Oslo University recently had the ability to match Artin’s DNA with that of a relative in Norway, stated the lead private investigator in a declaration.

“This is a painstaking process, but we are pleased that we have now received confirmation that it is the missing boy who was found on Karmøy. This story is tragic, but at least it’s good to be able to give the relatives an answer,” Tjelle Waage stated.

“The police have had an ongoing dialogue with the French authorities. We have always respected ongoing processes across national borders, but when it turned out that the boy’s relative in Norway had a kinship that was close enough, we chose to make an attempt to match that person’s DNA with that of the boy,” Tjelle Waage included.

French President Emmanuel Macron and UK Prime Minister talked about the problem of Channel crossings on Monday ahead of the upcoming G7 top, according to Downing Street.

“The Prime Minister and President talked about the issue of illegal migration across the English Channel,” a Downing representative stated in a declaration.

“The Prime Minister noted ongoing cooperation to tackle small boat crossings in the Channel and raised the need for redoubled efforts to deter migrants from attempting this perilous journey following the concerning rise in incidents over recent weeks,” they included.

Norwegian authorities determine body of young child who passed away crossing the English Channel