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Extraordinary image shows two migrants clinging to top of lorry as it arrives in Kent

Published 31/07/2015

Two migrants cling to the top of a lorry as it leaves the Eurotunnel site in Folkestone, Kent, following their arrival from Calais via the Channel Tunnel. Gareth Fuller/PA Wire
Two migrants cling to the top of a lorry as it leaves the Eurotunnel site in Folkestone, Kent, following their arrival from Calais via the Channel Tunnel. Gareth Fuller/PA Wire
Two migrants cling to the top of a lorry as it leaves the Eurotunnel site in Folkestone, Kent, following their arrival from Calais via the Channel Tunnel. Gareth Fuller/PA Wire
Two migrants cling to the top of a lorry as it leaves the Eurotunnel site in Folkestone, Kent, following their arrival from Calais via the Channel Tunnel. Gareth Fuller/PA Wire
Two migrants cling to the top of a lorry as it leaves the Eurotunnel site in Folkestone, Kent, following their arrival from Calais via the Channel Tunnel. Gareth Fuller/PA Wire
Two migrants cling to the top of a lorry as it leaves the Eurotunnel site in Folkestone, Kent, following their arrival from Calais via the Channel Tunnel. Gareth Fuller/PA Wire
A migrant mother and her five-year-old child (hidden under blanket) is approached by a French police officer during a nightly sweep of the perimeter fence of the Eurotunnel site at Coquelles in Calais. Yui Mok/PA Wire
A police van patrols the Eurotunnel site in Folkestone, Kent, as the migrant crisis in Calais continues. Gareth Fuller/PA Wire
Migrants, including young children, are moved away from the perimeter fence of the Eurotunnel site at Coquelles in Calais, as French police make their nightly sweeps of the area. Yui Mok/PA Wire

This extraordinary image shows two migrants clinging to the top of a lorry as it arrives at Kent.

The image was captured in the early hours of Friday morning as the vehicle left the Eurotunnel site in Folkestone.

Migrants desperate to reach the UK have repeatedly targeted freight lorries as a means of crossing the Channel from Calais.

Earlier this month the Government announced that a new secure zone will be built to provide extra security for hauliers.

In a separate incident yesterday, 12 suspected migrants were detained after being found in the back of a lorry on the M20 yesterday.

Extra sniffer dogs and fencing to be sent to France

Extra sniffer dogs and fencing will be sent to France, and Ministry of Defence land will be used to ease congestion to try to help deal with the Calais migrant crisis, Prime Minister David Cameron has said.

Speaking in Downing St after chairing a meeting of the Cobra emergency committee, Mr Cameron said the situation was "unacceptable" and that he will be speaking to French president Francois Hollande later today.

Mr Cameron said: "This is going to be a difficult issue right across the summer.

"I will have a team of senior ministers who will be working to deal with it, and we rule nothing out in taking action to deal with this very serious problem.

"We are absolutely on it. We know it needs more work."

Migrants who managed to pass the police block on the Eurotunnel site run towards the boarding docks in Coquelles near Calais, northern France, on late July 29, 2015. One man died Wednesday in a desperate attempt to reach England via the Channel Tunnel as overwhelmed authorities fought off hundreds of migrants, prompting France to beef up its police presence. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE HUGUENPHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images
Migrants who managed to pass the police block on the Eurotunnel site run towards the boarding docks in Coquelles near Calais, northern France, on late July 29, 2015. One man died Wednesday in a desperate attempt to reach England via the Channel Tunnel as overwhelmed authorities fought off hundreds of migrants, prompting France to beef up its police presence. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE HUGUENPHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images
Lorries queued as part of Operation Stack along the north and southbound carriageways of the M20 in Ashford, Kent, following a migrant death in the latest incursion on the Channel Tunnel in Calais. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday July 29, 2015. The death comes as some 1,500 people were successful in breaching the fences at Calais last night, and 2,000 stormed the French terminal the night before. See PA story POLITICS Calais. Photo credit should read: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire
French gendarmes try to stop migrants on the Eurotunnel site in Coquelles near Calais, northern France, on late July 29, 2015. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE HUGUENPHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images
Migrants wait near a Eurotunnel terminal in Coquelles near Calais, northern France, on July 29, 2015. One man died on July 29 in a desperate attempt to reach England via the Channel Tunnel as overwhelmed authorities fought off hundreds of migrants, prompting France to beef up its police presence. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE HUGUENPHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images
A migrant climbs a security fence of a Eurotunnel terminal in Coquelles near Calais, northern France, on July 30, 2015. One man died on July 29 in a desperate attempt to reach England via the Channel Tunnel as overwhelmed authorities fought off hundreds of migrants, prompting France to beef up its police presence. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE HUGUENPHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images
Migrants walk in a makeshift camp known as the "Jungle", in Calais, northern France, Wednesday, July 29, 2015. Migrants rushed the tunnel linking France and England repeatedly for a second night on Wednesday and one man was crushed by a truck and died in the chaos, deepening tensions surrounding the thousands of people camped in this northern French port city. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
Migrants from Sudan build a hut at a site dubbed "new jungle", where migrants trying to cross the Channel to reach Britain have camped out around the northern French port of Calais, on July 29, 2015. One man died today as migrants made some 1,500 attempts to enter the Eurotunnel terminal in a desperate bid to get to England, a situation the British prime minister warned was "very concerning." AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE HUGUENPHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images
Video grab taken from BBC News of migrants by the side of a road in Calais as French ferry workers strike.
Migrants queue for food handouts at the Jungle 2 migrant camp in Calais, France, as the migrant crisis across Europe continues to escalate.
Video grab taken from BBC News of migrants by the side of a road in Calais attempting to board a lorry as French ferry workers strike.
Striking employees of the French company My Ferry Link, a cross-channel ferry service, stand in front of tyres set on fire as they block the access to the Channel Tunnel on June 23, 2015 in Calais, northern France. AFP PHOTO PHILIPPE HUGUENPHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images
Trucks queue up as part of Operation Stack on June 23, 2015 in Dover, England. Ferry workers blockaded the port of Calais in a protest over job cuts earlier on Tuesday. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
French riot police officers take position to drive out protesting French employees (unseen) of the company English Channel passenger and freight ferry company "MyFerryLink", who block the railway tracks of the Eurostar Channel tunnel line, on June 23, 2015 in Calais, northern France. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE HUGUENPHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images
People at St Pancras International train station in London, as Eurostar suspended all services due to migrant unrest in Calais.
People hold banners during a demonstration of migrants in Calais, northern France, on World Refugee Day on June 20, 2015. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE HUGUENPHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images
Migrants camp in squalid conditions on a dusty site dubbed "The Jungle II" in Calais, France, as the migrant crisis across Europe continues to escalate.
Train boards at St Pancras International train station in London, as Eurostar suspended all services due to migrant unrest in Calais.
A group of migrants collect donated food in a squalid camp dubbed "The Jungle II" in Calais, France, as the migrant crisis across Europe continues to escalate.
A striking employee of the French company My Ferry Link, a cross-channel ferry service, sits on a tyre in front of tyres set on fire as he takes part in a blockade of the access to the Channel Tunnel on June 23, 2015 in Calais, northern France. AFP PHOTO PHILIPPE HUGUENPHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images
Migrants sit near the A16 highway as they try to access the Channel Tunnel on June 23, 2015 in Calais, northern France. AFP PHOTO PHILIPPE HUGUENPHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images
A police officer sprays tear gas to migrants trying to access the Channel Tunnel on the A16 highway on June 23, 2015 in Calais, northern France. AFP PHOTO PHILIPPE HUGUENPHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images
Protesting French employees of the company English Channel passenger and freight ferry company "MyFerryLink" block the railway tracks of the Eurostar Channel tunnel line with a blockade of burning tyres and plastic barriers, on June 23, 2015 in Calais, northern France. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE HUGUENPHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images
Protesting French employees of the company English Channel passenger and freight ferry company "MyFerryLink" block the railway tracks of the Eurostar Channel tunnel line with a burning plastic barrier, on June 23, 2015 in Calais, northern France. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE HUGUENPHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images
Protesting French employees of the company English Channel passenger and freight ferry company "MyFerryLink" block the railway tracks of the Eurostar Channel tunnel line on June 23, 2015 in Calais, northern France. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE HUGUENPHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images
French riot police officers take position to drive out protesting French employees (unseen) of the company English Channel passenger and freight ferry company "MyFerryLink", who block the railway tracks of the Eurostar Channel tunnel line, on June 23, 2015 in Calais, northern France. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE HUGUENPHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images
French riot police officers (Front) drive out protesting French employees (Rear) of the company English Channel passenger and freight ferry company "MyFerryLink", from the railway tracks of the Eurostar Channel tunnel line, on June 23, 2015 in Calais, northern France. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE HUGUENPHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images
Migrants open a lorry in a failed attempt to cross the English Channel, in Calais, northern France, Wednesday, June 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
Migrants open a lorry in a failed attempt to cross the English Channel, in Calais, northern France, Wednesday, June 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
Migrants wait along a motorway leading to a ferry port to cross the English Channel, in Calais, northern France, Wednesday, June 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
Passengers wait to board Eurostar trains at a busy St Pancras International, London, as hundreds of passengers were left stranded on both the English and French sides of the tunnel yesterday as a result of disruption at Calais.

Mr Cameron said Britain would work "hand in glove" with the French to tackle the problem.

"The situation is not acceptable and it is absolutely this government's priority to deal with it in every way we can.

"We have got people trying to illegally enter our country and here in Britain we have got lorry drivers and holidaymakers facing potential delays.

"We are going to take action right across the board starting with helping the French on their side of the border. We are going to put in more fencing, more resources, more sniffer dog teams, more assistance in any way we can in terms of resources.

"I'll be speaking with President Hollande later today.

"I want to thank him for the extra French police resources that have been put in that have had some effect but we are keen to offer more and work hand in glove with them to reduce pressure on that side of the border.

"Here in Kent we need to do more to help lorry drivers and holidaymakers. We are going to do everything we can to reduce the disruption, including using MoD land, and we will be looking at other options we can take as well."

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