Up you go! Boy of just 10 helped onto Calais lorry bound for Britain by his brother to start a new life by himself as shock figures show number of stowaways to the UK has surged by 200 per cent
Wedged between a lorry cab and trailer, a ten-year-old boy peeks out to say farewell to his brother before attempting to smuggle himself into Britain (pictured right). Aman Facih from Eritrea was one of hundreds of migrants in Calais who tried to sneak onto Dover bound trucks queuing for the Channel Tunnel yesterday. He was squeezed into the gap (left and centre) by his 17-year-old brother Daniel – his only living relative – who had vowed to get him to the UK before making the journey himself. His desperate attempts to reach the UK are just one example of the explosion of activity at Calais which has contributed to a 200 per cent rise in stowaways to Britain.