Migrants at Calais
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Calais migrants foiled as they try to storm ferry

4 September 2014 Last updated at 23:38 BST

Scores of illegal migrants in the French port of Calais have tried to force their way onto a ferry bound for England, officials and witnesses say.

On Tuesday the mayor of Calais said she would blockade the port unless Britain helped to control the migrants.

Natacha Bouchart said that her city was being "taken hostage" by more than 1,000 migrants attempting to cross the English Channel from France.

Lucy Williamson reports.

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