Senegal has recently seen an increase of migrants trying to reach Europe.

Police in Senegal have arrested the father of a 15-year old boy who died at sea in October while trying to migrate to Europe.

It’s thought the father had paid a smuggler the equivalent of $450 (£340) to take his son to Spain.

The boy, nicknamed Doudou, would then be taken to Italy to enrol at a football training centre.

He fell ill, died en route and his body was thrown overboard.

His death caused consternation in Senegal, which has recently seen an increase of migrants trying to crossing the ocean to reach Europe.

Senegal’s police said they have intercepted more 1,500 migrants in recent days.