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French border police stop 130 migrants a day

French border police stop 130 migrants a day

This year the border police have stopped migrants desperate to reach the UK more than 18,000 times, writes The Sunday Express.

The number is already double the total for 2014 as Britain faces an influx of arrivals from north Africa.

Most were caught at the Channel Tunnel terminal and the ferry port, with over 1,000 stopped at Dunkirk’s ferry port.

Last week French riot police stormed a migrant camp in Paris – and frog-marched them onto buses set for hostels.

But a Sudanese migrant said he expected to be released within hours – then plan to continue his journey towards Britain.

The man, who called himself Ahok, said: “We’re banned from going back into the camp, even to pick up our belongings.

“We’ve been promised one or two nights of shelter, but then we will have to get on our way. Many of us just want to go to England.”