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The Bibby Stockholm was pictured leaving Falmouth Harbour on Monday morning

A large accommodation barge that will controversially house hundreds of asylum seekers has arrived in the south coast port of Portland in Dorset.

The Bibby Stockholm left Falmouth harbour in Cornwall on Monday and was tugged along England’s south coast.

The vessel will be a temporary home for up to 500 single adult male asylum seekers under Home Office plans to ease the pressure on the asylum system.

But the vessel’s arrival in Dorset is set to be greeted by fresh protests.

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