They were all desperate. It was a free-for-all. Holidaymakers and truckers were looking on gobsmacked."
As groups of fighters surge across Iraq and parts of Africa desperate people flee. They should seek asylum at the first port of call but many still aim to get to the UK.
UK immigration numbers show an increase lately but then there are the illegal immigrants; an unknown quantity in every sense of the word; as Britain tries to strengthen its borders against a perceived potential terrorist attack, or prevent terrorism from within, hordes of illegal immigrants are a nightmare for British border staff.
Britain has demanded that Calais improves its security but in turn Calais has fought back. Funding increased security is one issue with the Mayor of Calais threatening to blockade the port unless the UK contributes more.
The project to improve security is set to cost 10m euros ($13m; £7.8m).
Apart from the threat of terrorism there is concern that illegal immigrants from Africa could be infected with the deadly Ebola virus.