Calais – migrants storm the barricades

white_cliffs08:27 Wednesday 29th July 2015
BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

CHRIS MANN: Another body has been found in Calais, after at least would you believe 1,500 migrants tried to enter the Channel Tunnel terminal last night. David Cameron has promised the UK will do everything it can to combat the crisis. We’re only just being told about the true scale of the problem. John Keefe is from Eurotunnel, which was particularly under threat on Monday.
JOHN KEEFE: Every night our truck terminal comes under assault by hundreds of migrants. This time the French police have confirmed that it’s actually 2,000.
CHRIS MANN: It’s believed the migrants are organised. It’s not just individuals trying to jump on a lorry. It’s groups of 50 or 100 trying to break down fences to get in so they can get access to trains. Last night the Home Secretary Theresa May said the UK will help France deport them.
THERESA MAY: We’ve agreed today that we will work together to return migrants, particularly to West Africa, to ensure that people see that making this journey does not lead to them coming to Europe and being able to settle in Europe.
CHRIS MANN: OK. So lots happening of a serious nature this morning.

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