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Services resume on Channel Tunnel after ‘highly organised’ invasion

Saturday, 05 Oct, 2015 0

Channel Tunnel services were disrupted again on Friday through to Saturday after a large group of ‘highly organised’ migrants broke into the terminal on the French side on Friday evening.

Trains were suspended overnight into Saturday and were then subject to delays on Saturday morning.

Eurotunnel trains running car and freight services between Folkestone and Calais were affected as well as the Eurostar.

One Eurotunnel employee and two police officers were injured in the incident after migrants broke through security fencing.

Trains were stopped from 11.30pm on Friday after security staff were overwhelmed by the ‘number and aggression’ of the group, Eurotunnel spokesman John Keefe told the Daily Mail.

"Services were suspended because of the very large, determined and organised group of migrants who burst through the fence and made their way to the terminal," he added.

One man, who had managed to hide in a lorry during the invasion of the terminal at Calais, was eventually spotted by police officers as the lorry arrived in Folkestone, Kent.

Nearly three out of four British holidaymakers said the migrant situation had put them off travelling through the Channel Tunnel or by Eurostar, according to a new survey by travel deals company Travelzoo.



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