French riot police smash sprawling Paris tent camp that swelled after Calais Jungle was demolished as 3,000 migrants are cleared out

A major operation is underway in Paris to clear more than 3,000 migrants from a temporary camp that swelled in size after the Calais Jungle was demolished.

Refugees had set up a sprawling tent encampment near the Canal Saint-Martin under an overhead metro bridge in the French capital’s Stalingrad district.

But this morning officials started a mass evacuation, gathering several hundred male migrants shortly before 6am behind a police line in a part of the camp housing Afghans.