Migrants will consider coming to Jersey, warns Calais campaigner

THE demolition of migrant and refugee camps in Calais means more desperate people will start to look at Jersey as a destination for refuge, according to the founder of an aid charity.

Migrants will consider coming to Jersey, warns Calais campaigner

On Wednesday, States police and honorary officers were continuing extra patrols of the Island's harbours and other landing points after a boat of migrants believed to be heading for the Channel Islands was intercepted off the Normandy coast last week.

The migrants, who are understood to have left from the coast near Barneville-Carteret, were returned to France and detained for questioning.

Now Bram Wanrooij, founder of the Jersey Calais Refugee Aid Group, said he was surprised that Jersey had not seen more of the thousands of migrants and refugees living in squalid conditions in the the 'Jungle' camp in Calais try to come to the Island.

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