ONE Person Arrested After Being Found Inside Channel Tunnel by French authorities
French authorities are reported to have arrested a person who was found inside the Channel Tunnel on Monday, December 21, and The Mirror has quoted a French source who claimed the suspect was a 31-year-old escaped British prisoner, who had been spotted disappearing into the tunnel in Folkestone.
Police forces on either side of the channel were notified, and he has since been taken into custody by French authorities, appearing in a French court last Wednesday, December 23, where he was remanded to stay in custody with another court date set for February 2021.
A spokesman for the Eurotunnel said, “Eurotunnel can confirm that a person was detected inside the Channel Tunnel. As there is now a criminal procedure in place we are unable to comment further at this time”.
In a similar incident, in 2014, a Sudanese man was arrested near the Folkestone exit, he was granted permission to stay in the UK, but was slapped with a nine-month prison sentence for ‘obstructing the trains’ in the tunnel.
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