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Britain to set up two-mile steel fence to control illegal immigration from Calais

Monday, 29 June 2015

BRITAIN is sending a two-mile security fence to France to stop desperate immigrants sneaking over from Calais.

Secretary Theresa May said the move sent a “very clear message” to stowaways that they won’t reach our shores.

The metal barrier is designed to help the French stop illegals breaking into lorries bound for the UK.

Workers will erect the fence at the Channel Tunnel terminal at Coquelles and the ferry port of Calais. It comes after hordes of migrants tried to break through border controls last week during a ferry staff strike.

“We need to send a clear message that people will not be able to get through to the UK”

But Mrs May ruled out searches of all vehicles arriving in the UK.

She said: “The vehicles going through at Calais and Coquelles are searched by French authorities and there will be vehicles searched by UK authorities too. We need to send a clear message that people will not be able to get through to the UK.”

Meanwhile, Immigration Minister James Brokenshire will hold crisis talks with hauliers over lorry drivers “running the gauntlet” at the entry points into Britain.

Source: Daily Star

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