Hundreds of African immigrants attempt daring daylight EU asylum bid by clambering over a razor wire fence into Spanish territory in northern Morocco

The migrants try and stretch the defenders using force of numbers to make their way into Melilla

An estimated 200 African immigrants tried to climb over a razor wire fence and claim asylum a Spanish enclave of Melilla in northern Morocco.

Spain claims sovereignty over two areas of Morocco which they treat as Spanish national territory.

As a result, both areas are very popular with migrants looking to make their way to the European Union as they do not have to attempt a perilous sea crossing to the Spanish mainland.

Over the past 24 hours, more than 200 immigrants tried to climb across the razor wire fence protecting Melilla.  Only ten managed to pass the formidable barrier and make it into Spanish territory…

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“Only ten”?  This is the first group to make it across since Spain beefed up the separating fence.  Not good.