A third man has been convicted and jailed in France after attempting to smuggle five Albanian migrants across the English Channel - on a boat that had sailed from the Isle of Wight.

Wayne Mills, 54, from London, has been sentenced to four years in prison and given a 10-year ban from entering France after withdrawing his appeal on 30 July.

He was arrested on 27 June - alongside two others (including an Isle of Wight man) - at the French port of Cherbourg.

It was part of an operation led by the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit working with the NCA, Border Force and French Authorities.

Earlier this month, 25 year old boat skipper Joshua Van Praagh from Portsmouth - and formerly Bembridge - and a second man were convicted and jailed in France.

Read more: Bembridge man jailed for people smuggling — five Albanians found on boat

They were arrested in the early hours of 27 June, as they prepared to leave the France in a small vessel.

The boat had sailed to France from the Isle of Wight two days earlier.