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French police clear migrant camps in Calais

Around 800 asylum seekers who have fled Asia, the Middle East and Africa in the hope of reaching Britain have been cleared from the French port city of Calais, after authorities claimed there had been a scabies outbreak in their makeshift camps.

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Migrants 'attempted to cross Channel ahead of clearing'

Aid organisations said migrants camped in Calais had made last-ditch attempts to cross the Channel ahead of today's operation.

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Border police were said to have spotted groups of up to 40 people hiding in bushes along roads leading to the port.

Some were attempting to jump on lorries as they slowed down.

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