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Syrians arrive in the UK from Calais 'jungle' after court ruling

The four Syrian men celebrate being allowed into the UK Credit: Yui Mok/PA

Four young Syrian men who have been given permission to leave the Calais "jungle" and join their family members in the UK arrived in London last night to a warm welcome from well-wishers.

ITV News was with the men, three of which are teenagers and the fourth a dependent adult, as they made their way from Calais to the UK after they were told British immigration judges had ruled they should be allowed to join their siblings in the UK.

The Syrian men leave a train at King's Cross St Pancras station Credit: ITV News

Clearly delighted at being told they could come to UK and leave behind the so-called "Calais jungle" migrant camp behind the men said they were happy to be leaving the "dreadful" conditions they had been living in.

Speaking via a translator, one of the Syrian refugees told ITV News there is "very little" provided in the 'The Jungle' camp at Calais.

"So many people have become ill", he added.

"So many people are waiting just to be able to go to another place that is safe. It's a place that's not fit for humans. Humans should not be living in those conditions."

One of the refugees told ITV News about conditions in the Calais camp.

Earlier in the day when they heard they had been given permission to travel from Calais to the UK to join family members already living here, they whooped and hugged each other in celebration.

The four men hugged each other with joy at being told they could come to the UK Credit: ITV News

The men, who have not been identified, first sought asylum in France but have been allowed to travel to the UK after their lawyers successfully argued the case for them to join their relatives.

Under EU asylum rules refugees are obliged to seek asylum in the first country in which they arrive.

ITV News Security Editor Rohit Kachroo spoke to them after they heard the news:

Following the ruling that the men can join family members in Britain it is expected there could be as many as 200 more refugees and migrants in Calais who will now want to apply for asylum in the UK on similar grounds.

The young Syrian men received a warm welcome from well-wishers outside King's Cross station Credit: ITV News

However the Home Office has already stated it plans to "stand by the well-established principle that those seeking protection should claim asylum in the first safe country they reach".