Security Drones At Eurotunnel As Brexit Could Cause 'Migrant Surge'

27 June 2016, 12:00

New measures are being introduced to prevent an expected surge of illegal migrants attempting to get into Britain from Calais via the Channel Tunnel.

In the wake of last week's vote to leave the European Union Eurotunnel's CEO Jacques Gounon has told Heart that migrants will intensify efforts to cross the border this summer. He claims that Britain leaving the EU would make the borders appear "similar to the Berlin Wall, almost impossible to overcome". 

Today a new security drone has been launched to help police in Calais to increase surveillance of illegal migrants trying to break onto the site and help prevent disruption to travel. 

Mr Gounon also added that Eurotunnel would not move border controls from France to sites in the UK, because he feels the company has worked efficiently for 25 years and does not need changing. 

This comes after the Mayor of Calais Natacha Bouchart called for the Le Tourquet treaty which stops illegal migrants entering the UK via the Channel Tunnel to be reconsidered.