UK pledges extra £44m for Channel border security

Britain is also expected to commit to taking more migrants from Calais, especially unaccompanied children, the BBC’s James Robbins said. – why???????????

Migrants walk past a "Calais" signImage copyright AFP

An extra £44.5m is to be spent beefing up Channel border security, the UK government is to say later.

It will be spent on fencing, CCTV and infrared detection technology in Calais and other border points.

It comes as French President Emmanuel Macron visits the UK for a summit with Theresa May.

Britain is also expected to commit to taking more migrants from Calais, especially unaccompanied children, the BBC’s James Robbins said.

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