Police search tents at the camp in Calais
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French police expel migrants from Calais camps

Police in the northern French city of Calais are removing about 800 migrants from Asia, the Middle East and Africa who are occupying camps near the port.

The authorities say the evictions are needed to deal with an outbreak of scabies in the camps, where numbers have swelled in recent months.

The migrants have been trying to get to Britain, and say they have nowhere else to go after the camps are destroyed.

The BBC's Paul Adams watched as police moved into the site after a deadline for people to leave expired.

  • 28 May 2014
  • From the section Europe
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