AS FRANCE gets closer to shutting down the ‘jungle’ in Calais and dispersing residents there around the country, so the migrants and refugees are becoming more and more anxious to take any steps in order to try to smuggle their way into the United Kingdom.
The favourite option which is invariably unsuccessful is for these people to try to hide themselves away on lorries travelling through the channel tunnel particularly at night and in order to do this, human barriers as well as downed trees and other ‘roadblocks’ are appearing which cause danger for drivers and migrants alike.
On the evening of Sunday October 9, an Eritrean was knocked down and killed and his wife was injured in an accident which involved a British driver who was trying to avoid obstacles in the road when he hit the couple.
According to reports issued in the French media, the driver stopped and attempted to assist the Eritrean but when he was set upon by other migrants, he fled the scene in his car and handed himself into French police at the tunnel.
The whole situation appeared to get out of control quickly and French riot police were deployed in order to bring peace back to the area.
In response to this, the mayor of Calais questioned the need for the reported building of a British funded Calais wall if the camp is going to be closed and the French Interior Minister called on Britain to finally accept anyone who has relatives in or direct connections with the UK.