UK holding Calais migrants crisis meeting

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Migrants on the main road into Calais ferry, pictured in June. PA

Britain is offering an extra £7m to help tackle the migrant crisis in Calais.

British Home Secretary Theresa May said the money would be used to increase security at the Channel Tunnel railhead in Coquelles.

Two thousand migrants broke into Eurotunnel’s freight terminal on Monday night and tried to get on trains to the UK.

The migrant crisis in Calais is “very concerning”, British Prime Minister David Cameron said, promising that “we will do everything we can” to improve the situation.

Mr Cameron, speaking during a visit to Singapore, said he had sympathy for holidaymakers who had their travel plans disrupted by the disturbances.

British Home Secretary Theresa May will chair a meeting of the Cobra emergency committee later, he added.

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