David Cameron "Agrees With the Principle" of Sending Texts to People Who May Be in the UK Illegally

Despite texts being sent to the wrong people in the past


David Cameron "agrees with the principle" of sending text messages suggesting the recipients are illegal immigrants, despite some going to the wrong people, his spokesman has said.

The Home Office says just 14 people out of a total of 58,800 contacted were mistakenly asked if they had overstayed their visas.

But campaigners say the true number of people wrongly contacted is far higher.