UK-funded anti-migrant wall completed in Calais

A police vehicle next to a concrete 4-metre-high wall in Calais, northern France aimed at preventing migrants and refugees from attempting to reach Britain, on October 26, 2016A wall funded by Britain to try and stop migrants from the former Calais “jungle” camp reaching its shores has been completed — seven weeks after the site was cleared, a French official said. The four-metre-high (13-foot) wall runs along a kilometre-long stretch of the main road leading to Calais port, next to the area that used to house the sprawling camp. The concrete barrier — estimated to cost 2.7 million euros ($3 million) — aims to prevent new arrivals stowing away on trucks bound for Britain.

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