July 24, 2014
ILLEGAL immigrants in Calais scramble desperately to get aboard a moving lorry as it heads for a ferry bound for England.
The scene was captured on video by motorist Ben Irwin, 34, from Derby, who used his vehicle to try to stop them as he queued behind.
For his pains he was attacked by the gang of Africans, Arabs and Asians.
Courier driver Ben said: “There were around 300 immigrants crowding around the lorries, trying to get in.
“I couldn’t believe it. It’s so dangerous. It was terrifying.”
Knowing the risk of a fine the lorry driver faced, Mr Irwin drove up close to the truck’s back bumper to stop the migrants getting aboard. But he was shocked by their response.
“When I refused to back up, they became very aggressive and started battering and pushing my vehicle to try and get in,” he said.