Jude Law’s Security Team Was Attacked and Mugged by Migrants After the Hollywood Star Left the Jungle Camp in Calais
Stephanie Linning, Daily Mail, February 28, 2016
Security guards hired to protect Jude Law when he visited the ‘Jungle’ migrant camp were reportedly targeted by rock-pelting migrants just moments after the actor boarded the coach home.
The star made the journey to northern France last week to highlight the plight of child refugees who are being evicted under a move by French authorities to demolish the southern part of the camp.
He was joined by singer Tom Odell and a film crew, who captured him on camera as he urged David Cameron to let the hundreds of children at the camp come to the UK.
But moments after the celebrities had boarded the production team coach back to Britain, their security team was ambushed, according to the Sunday People.
The attackers reportedly hurled stones at the men before stealing their mobile phones.
A source told the newspaper: ‘We were shocked to see some of the migrants acting like football hooligans. The security team had stones thrown at them and two had phones smashed and stolen.’
The official deadline for migrants to leave the most southern part of the camp was on Tuesday and the first phase of clearing migrants started on Thursday after a judge approved mass evictions.
Charities working in the camps say the demolition will destroy the homes of 3,000 people, including hundreds of children.
It will, they claim, ‘uproot again those who have already had to abandon their homes due to war and persecution’.
But opponents point out that many of those living in the Calais jungle are economic migrants simply trying to get into Britain for a better life.
Ministers have resisted calls to take more migrants from the continent–for fear it will encourage others to risk their lives trying to get to Europe.
Mr Law said last week: ‘These are innocent, vulnerable children caught up in red tape with the frightening prospect of the demolition of the Jungle hanging over them.
‘David Cameron and the British Government must urgently work with the French authorities to alleviate this humanitarian crisis.’
The Talented Mr Ripley star appeared at the camp with Toby Jones, who stars in the new Dad’s Army film and veteran playwright Tom Stoppard.
Singer Tom Odell and comedian Shappi Khorsandi were also there.
The group read out letters from famous historical figures in front of 200 people at the campsite in an event organised by Letters Live.
Figures from charity Help Refugees show that there are 440 children living in the southern section of the camp, 291 of whom are unaccompanied. Around 3,700 people in total live in the camp.
MailOnline has contacted Mr Law’s representative for comment.