Italy fears it will see its own ‘Calais Jungle’ with migrants trapped on its border with France…

Italy is determined to ensure town of Ventimiglia on its border with France does not become ‘another Calais’ as migrants try to find alternative routes into northern Europe.

Thousands of refugees crossing the Mediterranean from north Africa land in Italy and the majority of them are aiming to get to friends or family or black market jobs in Germany, France or the Low Countries.

As the border-free controls of Schengen gradually break down the French authorities have made it harder for migrants to flood across the frontier from Italy and at the weekend French riot police used pepper spray to stop migrants crossing.