Vulnerable children may be left stranded in the Calais Jungle because adult migrants are reportedly lying about their age to get into the UK, it has been revealed.
Aid workers in France are warning that youngsters are being left behind during the ‘chaotic’ process to reconnect children with their family members.
The revelation follows claims by critics that refugees arriving in Britain ‘look older that the 14 to 17 years that the Government claims they are’.
According to MailOnline, officials from the Home Office are currently under fire for not carrying out tests – such as dental checks – to ensure the ages of those entering the country.
The Home Office allegedly claims this would be ‘too intrusive’.
Since yesterday, two coach loads of ‘children’ have arrived from the Jungle camp, and a total of 300 are expected in the UK by the end of the week.
Conservative MP David Davies wrote on Twitter: ‘These don’t look like ‘children’ to me. I hope British hospitality is not being abused.’
Speaking to MailOnline, one unnamed aid worker is concerned that adults may be lying about their age.
They said: ‘It is a complete mess. Those at the front of the queue are not the most needy and vulnerable – they are adults pretending to be children.’
However, officials insist that the migrants have had document checks.
The Calais Jungle is scheduled to be demolished later this month.