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Police in the French port of Calais arrested more than 40 migrants on Sunday after an attempt to board a cross-Channel ferry bound for Dover.

French police sprung into action after the migrants scrambled aboard a ferry docked at the port overnight. Twelve people are due to appear in court; the others were released with a warning.

The migrants broke into a highly protected area and used ladders to climb onto the ship. Cross-Channel traffic was delayed as police launched a 12-hour search for migrants hiding aboard.

Euronews reports that the migrants are trying to get to the UK before March 29, when Britain is set to leave the European Union.

 

Via Euronews