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An illegal migrant is found hiding in a lorry by its driver Photo: Jim Bennett
An illegal migrant is found hiding in a lorry by its driver Photo: Jim Bennett

Exclusive: The moment a migrant was caught trying to get into Britain after tunnel invasion

A migrant trying to get into Britain was caught at Folkestone hiding in a lorry after joining a 200-strong invasion of Eurotunnel’s Calais terminal

This was the moment on Saturday when one would-be migrant to Britain was caught.

After joining an invasion of more than 200 “highly organised” migrants of the Eurotunnel terminal in Calais he managed to hide in a lorry bound for the UK.

But on arrival at Folkestone the man was spotted by police officers anticipating attempts by migrants to enter the country.

An illegal migrant is found hiding in a lorry by its driver Photo: Jim Bennett
An illegal migrant is found hiding in a lorry by its driver Photo: Jim Bennett

The lorry was pulled over at around 1.30pm on Saturday and its driver climbed up to the space above the cab, in which the man was hiding, to pull him down.

He was later thought to have been detained by police.

The man was later thought to have been detained by police Photo: Jim Bennett
The man was later thought to have been detained by police Photo: Jim Bennett

More than 100 of the migrants managed to make their way nine miles into the 31 mile long Channel Tunnel before being stopped by French police.

But a small number managed to evade the Calais authorities to make it through the tunnel, only to be caught by British officers.

 

Patrick Sawer

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