FTA demands action following Calais driver death

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The Freight Transport Association has called on the French government to act after a driver died at Calais when migrants barricaded the road.

The driver hit stationary trucks that had been made to stop at a roadblock of trees and rubble, which caused the van to burst into flames.

“This has brought the issue of migrants targeting drivers in Calais to the fore once again,” said Chris Yarsley, EU affairs manager.

“FTA warned two years ago that their actions would lead to a death and it is now imperative that the French government takes action to control the situation and ensure the safety of drivers travelling to and from the port.

“Major roads around Calais must be effectively policed to prevent migrants creating these dangerous road blocks.”

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