French riot police have fired tear gas at a crowd of migrants who invaded a motorway and tried to board trucks in a desperate attempt to reach the UK before the announced eradication of the Calais ‘Jungle’ camp.


Clashes between migrants and riot police erupted on the outskirts of the Jungle camp after a crowd of some 200 people reportedly tried to board trucks and other vehicles heading to Britain.


The police used tear gas grenades in an attempt to disperse the mob invading the motorway.