Amy Shark is an Australian pop singer who’s currently on tour in England. Earlier this week, she tweeted that two folks had been discovered “hiding in [her] tour bus” as she and her group traveled from Belgium to the United Kingdom. “SCARY. We just found two people hiding in our tour bus, in the luggage carrier, trying to sneak across the border into the UK,” she wrote. “No idea how they got in there or who they are or their plans. I didn’t think this stuff happened I’m so naive hey. Everyone’s ok though.”
Speaking with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Amy Shark elaborated, “My team found them when preparing merchandise for the show, they picked their bags up and walked out and didn’t say a word.” Shark added, “They didn’t threaten us or say a word, they just walked away when found.”
According to the BBC, one consumer responded to Shark’s tweet, “Sorry, but how is this scary for you?? If people will climb into a luggage carrier to sneak into the UK doesn’t that say a bit more about how desperate they are??”
Shark replied, “The situation is scary. I feel for them, a very dangerous way to chase a new life. It’s heartbreaking but the bus is also my home when I’m on the road and I didn’t expect to find people hiding in it. Please don’t twist my words x.”
In late December, 12 men were detained off the English coast making an attempt to enter the UK by way of boat. England’s Home Secretary Sajid Javid then referred to as Channel crossings a “major incident.” According to The New York Times, since November, there have been round 240 individuals who have crossed the English Channel by boat to enter England.