Dover delays force UK Home Office to send in reinforcements

Dover delays force UK Home Office to send in reinforcements

British officials drafted in to work with French border police after ‘extraordinary disruption’ caused by security checks

British border officials were drafted in to work with their French counterparts at Dover to ease huge queues of ferry-bound holidaymakers after many faced delays of up to 16 hours as roads to the port came to a standstill at the weekend.

The delays, which forced some motorists to spend the night in their cars, were expected to last into Monday, police said, and have been caused by the “vast volume of holiday traffic”, and heightened security at the border following increased checks by French authorities in the wake of recent terror attacks.

After stopping to throw food down for those caught in the chaos,we find out they are a singing group! #dovertraffic pic.twitter.com/fwHtgnYPMV

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Source: Guardian Transport

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