A lorry driver was attacked and left for dead in Calais by migrants who hijacked his truck in a bid to reach Britain, it has emerged.

The victim stopped on the A16 motorway near the northern French port town before seeing men trying to get into his vehicle.

He climbed out of his cab only to be set upon by attackers who hit him with a brick and stole his truck before driving off towards the port.

The attack has prompted a warning for British drivers to be vigilant if stopping near the port.

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