Reinforcements for the French riot police in Calais
London, 12 June 2015
A new company of French riot police (CRS) joined operations in Calais yesterday where migrants are hoping to enter the UK.
The company adds to the two and a half existing riot police companies – the half company having been tasked with securing the centre of Calais – as well as a squadron of mobile gendarmes.
The prefecture of Pas-de-Calais confirmed the arrival of the 70-strong company from Thursday.
A spokesman from the prefecture said: “The assignment of this company is for the long term, and is set to be incorporated into the current security operation in the Calais region.”