StraitPOLICE arrested seven men for a lack of proper documentation after they were rescued from sea.

They were rescued after the Gibraltar Port Authority received a call regarding several men who were spotted in waters to the west of the Detached Mole.

The police, ambulance service and the Border and Coastguard Agency then attended the scene and all seven rescued men were detained.

The men are believed to have crossed the Strait from Morocco.

They join thousands of others who make the perilous journey across the strait in unsafe and overcrowded vessels.