115,000 Crossing Attempts from Calais in 2017 as Illegals Brawl with Knives, Iron Bars

Breitbart | 1/16/2018 | Staff
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French officials have revealed there were more than 100,000 attempts on Britain’s border last year from Calais, where violence has risen along with the number of illegal immigrants returning to the port town since the ‘Jungle’ camp was cleared.

Despite the official number of migrants living in Calais standing at just a tenth of the figure seen in October 2016, when the camp was demolished and migrants sent to accommodation across France, the number of attempts to break into Britain fell by only a third.

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A source at the French presidency said there were around 115,000 cases in which illegal immigrants tried to breach the Channel Tunnel or board lorries and trains in the hope of reaching the UK in 2017, compared to 167,000 attempts made in 2016, The Times reports.

The number of migrants living in Calais as they seek to break into Britain is thought to currently stand at around 500 to 700, down from an estimated 7,000 before the ‘Jungle’ was evacuated, but violent clashes between gangs of illegal immigrants still plague the northern French town, where a truck driver heading to the UK died last year as a result of migrant attack.

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