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Driver killed in Calais due to migrant action

Jun 20, 2017
According to a report by the Road Haulage Association (RHA), a driver has been killed this morning (20 June, 2017) as a result of action by migrants near Calais.

A van driven by a Polish driver collided with three trucks that had be forced to stop on one of the Port’s main approach roads - the A16 - as a result of migrants blocking the road with tree trunks. The van subsequently caught fire and the driver died. Nine Eritrean migrants were found in the back of one of the trucks.

RHA Chief Executive Richard Burnett said, “Our worst fears have become a reality. We have been predicting this for two years. The lives of innocent people, who want no more than to be able to go about their daily business in safety, are being put at risk by those whose only aim in life is to reach the UK. They don’t care about anyone but themselves and as a result a life has been lost.”

Richard continued, “The security forces currently in place just cannot cope. It’s not just Calais that needs protecting; it’s the approach roads too. President Macron must get a grip of this situation and we urge him to deploy the French military to provide safe passage for the thousands of UK-bound hauliers that use this route every day.”

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