Calais migrants

Sep 08, 2014, 10:57 AM

The threat by the mayor of Calais to block the town's port has brought renewed attention to a problem that has festered for years; the influx to the town of migrants who want to cross the Channel to the UK. The authorities say they have never seen such high numbers of migrants and urgently need help from the British government to bolster security at the port, and to dissuade the migrants from attempting the journey. Our reporter Beth McLeod spent the day there.