Calais mayor bans food handouts to migrants as French port city tries to stop a new camp being set up

The mayor of Calais banned food handouts to migrants on Thursday as city authorities struggle to prevent a new camp being set up barely four months after the “Jungle” shanty-town was demolished.

Natacha Bouchart of the centre-Right party, Les Républicains, said she would take measures “to prevent the distribution of meals to migrants”.

Notices warning charities of the restrictions have been posted around the site of the former camp.