Liverpool's "child asylum seekers" were adults - BBC News

Liverpool's "child asylum seekers" were adults - BBC News

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The government says controversial cases are "challenging."

It was found that 24 asylum seekers claiming they were children after being sent to Liverpool were adults, according to the city council.

The agency said another 15 asylum seekers "needed to be identified as children by the government" and instead moved to London.

A spokesman for the Interior Ministry said that controversial cases remain "a very difficult area".

The City Council of Liverpool wants to reclaim 657,000 pounds for helping the children.