Work is about to begin on "a big, new wall" in Calais as the latest attempt to prevent refugees and migrants jumping aboard lorries heading for the Channel port, the UK’s immigration minister Robert Goodwill said on 7 September.
"People are still getting through," he said. "We have done the fences. Now we are doing the wall," the UK’s immigration minister Robert Goodwill told the Commons home affairs committee.
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The £1.9m wall will be built in two sections on either side of the road to protect lorries and other vehicles from migrants who have used rocks, shopping trolleys and even tree trunks to try to stop vehicles before climbing aboard.