But the sight of a dozen armed Guernsey police officers being carted up the hill from Sark’s harbour on a tractor-trailer have sparked fears that the authorities are preparing for an invasion of migrants.
Kevin Delaney, the former director of Sark Estate Management, which is owned by the Barclay Brothers, claims that the operation by the Guernsey force was in direct response to migrants being moved from Calais to Saint-Germain-sur-Ay in Normandy and Cancale in Brittany.
Guernsey police say it was just a routine training exercise.
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