A woman working on a sex abuse documentary in the Calais Jungle refugee camp has been raped by armed UK-bound migrants at knifepoint.The attack took place at around 2.30am this morning with the victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons, acting as an interpreter to a male reporter. The crew were set upon however, and she was bundled to the ground and attacked as the two other assailants restrained her colleague.
Police in Boulogne-sur-Mer confirmed that three UK-bound Afghans were responsible for the vicious assault. No arrests have been made, and police officers are hunting three suspects.
The men initially tried to steal the journalists’ equipment and then one of them turned on the woman. After the rape, the victims managed to escape, and went straight to Calais police station, where they gave witness statements. The woman was then treated in hospital.
There are some 10,000 people currently living in the Jungle, and the vast majority are young men from war torn countries such as Afghanistan, Syria and Eritrea. The camp is due to be razed to the ground before Christmas, and possibly as early as next week, with residents dispersed to other parts of France.