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ASYLUM SEEKERS CLASH AT EAST SUSSEX HOSTEL

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Police in riot gear and specialist negotiators were called in after fights broke out between rival ethnic groups of...
Police in riot gear and specialist negotiators were called in after fights broke out between rival ethnic groups of asylum seekers staying in a hostel in St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex.

The Independent (p9) reports that 51 asylum seekers were later moved to another centre in Ashford, Kent. Police and social services staff said no one was seriously injured.

Yesterday's trouble occurred at the Hotel Adelphi, now converted into a hostel. Three groups of asylum seekers - from Kosovo, Afghanistan and Kurds from Iraq - are believed to have been involved. More than a dozen police officers were called to the hotel.
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