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Calais migrant fence blown down by wind in French port

Fallen fence in Calais, 27 December Image copyright AFP

High winds have toppled part of a new metal fence erected in the French port of Calais to prevent migrants from slipping on to UK-bound ferries.

Sections of the fence, which was only put up last month, were flattened by winds of up to 160km/h (100mph), French media report.

Britain pledged £12m (15.3m euros; $18.7m) in September to improve fencing and other security in Calais.

The two countries have struggled to contain illegal migration.

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