Stunned children returned from a school trip to France at the weekend to discover two migrants in the luggage compartment of their coach. The Mail has the story.
The school bus returned to Hounsdown School in Southampton, Hampshire, on Saturday but found two unexpected passengers hiding with the luggage below.
Teachers, parents and the Year 9 and 10 pupils were shocked to find two men, thought to be in their early 20s, hiding with their bags after they returned from a three-day trip to France.
The children’s belongings were “crumpled” and one parent said her son’s bag was “covered in urine”.
A mother said she went into “panic mode” and said “excusez moi” to one of the men so she could reach past to get her child’s bag.
Police were called to the incident but no arrests have been made, but a spokesperson said they were “possibly illegal immigrants”.
But the Home Office refused to clarify whether the two men had been detained.
The schoolchildren had been visiting Boulogne University about 20 miles south of Calais.
The teachers and pupils had travelled home on the coach via the Eurotunnel at Calais, returning to Totton, near Southampton, on Saturday evening.
One mother described the incident as “horrendous”, and it was said one of the men tried to run off but was stopped by parents.
Describing the moment the men were found, the mother said: “[My son’s] luggage was covered in urine and his belongings crumpled by one of the men being on top of it.
“I asked them (in French) if they spoke English or French and they replied French, I was about to ask them where they’d come from but got ushered away by the teachers.”
Police were called but no one was arrested. Of course they weren’t. Because clearly there is no interest in enforcing border controls from anyone in authority.
Worth reading in full.