Thursday

8th Dec 2016

Ticker

UK to build wall to keep out Calais migrants

The UK plans to build a 1 km-long, 4 metre-high concrete wall around the access to the Channel Tunnel in the hope it will help keep away migrants away who attempt to cross from the French port of Calais. Home office minister Robert Goodwill said Tuesday construction will start "very soon". A fence and guards are already in place to stop migrants from getting on trucks and trains to cross.

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