Migrants at Calais target an HGV driver to hi-jack the truck

Posted On: 
25th July 2017

The Road Haulage Association is alarmed at the news that an HGV and its driver were targeted in a hi-jack attack by migrants at Calais in an attempt to cross the Channel.

RHA chief executive Richard Burnett said: “This latest development is extremely disturbing and comes as a stark warning to UK-bound hauliers that migrants will stop at nothing to reach our shores.

“In this instance the truck itself was hi-jacked, the driver was attacked with a brick and he ended up in hospital with a severe head injury. Since this situation began we have stressed that migrants are putting the lives of HGV drivers at risk.

“This latest method of actually targeting and hi-jacking vehicles is a new one and clearly shows that the desperation of migrants to get to the UK has reached new heights.

“It’s clear that migrants will stop at nothing to cross the Channel. Less than six weeks ago we saw the death of a driver as a result of migrant action. Security at the Port must be increased before the unthinkable happens and another driver loses their life.”