Paris migrant camp taken down over scabies fears

The 400 migrants who had set up a temporary shelter not far from Montmartre in northern Paris have been told to leave after officials warned of the high risks of epidemic sicknesses spreading.

The migrants had been camping beneath the overground Metro tracks near La Chappelle, just around the corner from the Gare du Nord and the Eurostar terminal.

The migrant camp underwent the first stages of evacuation on Thursday, however, prompted by French police, who said last week that the migrants were in “imminent danger” of falling sick.

This came shortly after a report from France’s health authorities revealed there were risks of epidemic sicknesses spreading…