16 police injured in ‘unprecedented clashes’ with migrants in Calais overnight

Some 16 French police suffer injuries on Sunday night from flying “rocks” trying to prevent 200 migrants from blocking road to Calais port to stow in lorries or trains.
Security in recent weeks has been hugely bolstered in and around Calais’ port and the Eurotunnel site where passenger and freight trains enter the Channel Tunnel.

Sixteen police officers were injured overnight in “unprecedented” clashes with migrants in Calais taking increasingly desperate measures to reach Britain.

Around 200 migrants hurled “various objects” at police near the main camp outside the northern French town known as the “new jungle” that is now home to thousands of people from countries including Eritrea, Sudan, Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.

 

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Source News: Telegraph
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