Great Wall of Calais Work begins on 13ft high migrant barrier

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The huge barrier – dubbed the – will run along 1km of motorway leading to the port at Calais, in France.

Truckers fear for their lives running the gauntlet to the port as increasingly violent migrants will stop at nothing to get into Brtain.

The first panels of the wall were laid on Saturday – and the barrier is due to be finished by Christmas.

The concrete wall will replace fencing – which has failed miserably to stop migrants from the nearby “Jungle” camp breaking for the border.

Holidaymakers have been warned to beware as roving gangs of masked migrants armed with branches – or even chainsaws – have attacked vehicles approaching the port.

British taxpayers are paying for the £2.5million construction – despite it being in France.

But lorry drivers are unsatisfied with the wall.

Kate Gibbs, of the Road Haulage Association, said: “Money would be much better spent on boosting security along the approach road.

“This is being called the Great Wall of Calais but what good will it do?”