They should have seen the initial migrant flood coming and acted in time.
Migrant bids to enter Channel Tunnel falling
Police reinforcements and new security barriers at the entrance to the Channel Tunnel in Calais have led to falling numbers of entry attempts by migrants trying to reach Britain, officials said on Monday.
Having seen peaks as high as 1,700 attempts at the start of the month, there were only 149 bids to enter the tunnel on Sunday night and 130 the
previous night, the sources said.
“It’s the result of supplementary security measures, building work and reinforcements from both states,” said a Eurotunnel spokesperson.
An extra 120 police were sent to the Calais site in northern France in late July, adding to the existing 300 police and 200 Eurotunnel guards.
New wire fences have also been installed around the entrance for vehicles boarding Eurotunnel trains, where migrants generally try to break in.