A British lorry driver has been attacked by a gang of 15 migrants as they attempted a bid to cross the Channel, the news follows amid warnings that drivers are now being targeted.
Andy Couper, a haulage driver from Dorset, was attacked with rocks and bricks as migrants made a desperate attempt to gain access to his vehicle to illegal enter the United Kingdom.
The Road Haulage Association (RHA) said migrants had switched to threatening drivers with violence in an attempt to bully them into taking them across the Channel.
Mr Couper, age 57, told The Telegraph how he was attacked with rocks by up to 15 migrants as he was stuck in a queue waiting to board at Calais in his lorry filled with vegetables.
“I could sense someone trying to get into the lorry. I looked down and within seconds there were 15 of them laughing at me. The next minute I hear someone hit the truck and the second after that, the whole passenger window caves in,
“They all try to jump into the cab. I drive off slowly with my hand on the horn to attract attention to anyone in the area. But there are no police. Another brick came through and I managed to drive off slowly and they started to attack the truck behind me.” he said.
Mr Cooper explained how when he arrived at the port, a heart monitor check gave the all-clear to his lorry but a neighbouring truck had to be opened up revealing “something like a Butlins’ Holiday Camp, there were loads of migrants in there,”
“They are just running riot around Calais. I think someone one day will get killed. There hasn’t been a problem for about three years at the port but now it is just as bad as it ever was.”
The Home Office has vowed to reduce illegal migration into the UK and said it was “going after” the criminal people-smuggling gangs, HM’s government say they have invested tens of millions in border security with all freight vehicles entering the UK.
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