Calais migrants ambush Britons at knifepoint in terrifying 'highway robberies'
Migrant gangs in Calais are targeting British holidaymakers in terrifying 'highway robberies'.
Would-be illegal immigrants are forming human roadblocks to force motorists passing through the French port town to stop.
Travellers are then robbed at knifepoint by the migrants, who are desperate for funds to help them sneak into the UK
Last night police in Calais issued a warning to the nine million Britons a year who pass through Calais - the equivalent of 25,000 every day.
They urged motorists to keep their windows closed and doors locked until they are safely inside the ferry terminal.
Officers said they had received several reports from holidaymakers of having to 'run a gauntlet' of migrants between the town and the ferry port.
One British couple reported being forced to stop by bedraggled refugees on the port approach road last week.
A Calais police spokesman said: 'Frontier police received a report from a British couple who said the gang formed a human chain across the road to stop them.
'Around six of them then surrounded the car and waved a knife in the male driver's face and demanded cash. He threw his wallet out of the window and sped off. The refugees fled into the woods on foot.
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"The mayor of Calais, Natacha Bouchart, said the lure of the UK's 'enormous' state handouts to asylum-seekers was the reason why thousands of foreigners are using the French port as a staging point to get across the Channel.