Reinforcements for the French riot police in Calais

London, 12 June 2015

A new company of French riot police (CRS) joined operations in Calais yesterday where migrants are hoping to enter the UK.

The company adds to the two and a half existing riot police companies – the half company having been tasked with securing the centre of Calais – as well as a squadron of mobile gendarmes.

The prefecture of Pas-de-Calais confirmed the arrival of the 70-strong company from Thursday.

A spokesman from the prefecture said: “The assignment of this company is for the long term, and is set to be incorporated into the current security operation in the Calais region.”

Published on 28/07/2015

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