French Police Stop Around 300 Migrants in Calais Tunnel Overnight

© REUTERS / Pascal RossignolFrench gendarmes block migrants along a road to prevent them access to train tracks which lead to the Channel Tunnel in Frethun, near Calais, France
French gendarmes block migrants along a road to prevent them access to train tracks which lead to the Channel Tunnel in Frethun, near Calais, France - Sputnik International
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Hundreds of migrants were stopped at the Eurotunnel complex while attempting to enter the United Kingdom amid a crisis in the French port of Calais, British media reported Thursday, citing police sources.

View of a camp set up by immigrants in Calais, northern France, where over a thousand immigrants live in makeshift shelters - Sputnik International
UK Doing 'Everything' Possible to Secure Border Amid Calais Migrant Crisis
MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to the French police sources, 300 people were stopped in the Eurotunnel last night, the ITV channel reported.

Thousands of attempts were made by migrants to enter the United Kingdom through the Eurotunnel this week, with about 150 said to have arrived in Britain, according to ITV. Several people have died trying to enter the country.

The UK Home Office announced a 7 million pounds ($10.9 million) allocation to help tackle the Calais migrant crisis on Tuesday. British authorities have confirmed plans to build a new $11-million 1.2-mile fence at the Eurotunnel site at Coquelles.

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