HIGHLY sensitive equipment for detecting migrants hiding in UK-bound trucks has been deliberately turned off by French border guards in Calais, it was claimed last night.
Security insiders said heartbeat monitors, which can identify stowaways in seconds, had not been used at the port for up to six months.
The revelation has sparked accusations that French officials are deliberately passing the buck and have no intention of apprehending immigrants heading for the UK.
The explosive claim prompted calls for an immediate investigation into border security at Calais.
This latest border scandal comes just days after Prime Minister Theresa May pledged French president Emmanuel Macron a further £44.5million of taxpayers’ cash to combat the threat on our doorstep.
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