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