Vulnerable children may be left behind in Calais due to ‘adult migrants lying about ages’

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An adolescent Afghani migrant waves from a van as he departs with six others (Picture: Reuters/Pascal Rossignol)

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.

Migrants and migrant-supporting association members look out from a watchtower at the Female interpreter is ‘raped by knife-wielding migrants’ in the Jungle refugee camp

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’.

Two members a group of unaccompanied minors (R and 2nd R) from the Jungle migrant camp in Calais stand outside an immigration centre after being processed after their arrival in Britain, in Croydon, south London, October 18, 2016. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

Two members a group of unaccompanied minors from the Jungle migrant camp in Calais stand outside an immigration centre after being processed (Picture: Reuters/Peter Nicholls)

UK Border Force staff escorts one of the first group of unaccompanied minors from the Jungle migrant camp in Calais to be brought to Britain after he was processed at an immigration centre in Croydon, south London, October 17, 2016. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

UK Border Force staff escorts one of the first group of unaccompanied minors (Picture: Reuters/Peter Nicholls)

UK Border Force staff escort one of a group of unaccompanied minors from the Jungle migrant camp in Calais as they arrive at an immigration centre in Croydon, south London, Britain October 18, 2016. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

Migrants have started arriving at an immigration centre in Croydon (Picture: Reuters/Peter Nicholls)

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.

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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.

UK Border Force staff escort one of a group of unaccompanied minors from the Jungle migrant camp in Calais as they arrive at an immigration centre in Croydon, south London, Britain October 18, 2016. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

Since yesterday, two coach loads of ‘children’ have arrived from the Jungle camp (Picture: Reuters/Peter Nicholls)

UK Border Force staff escort a group of unaccompanied minors from the Jungle migrant camp in Calais as they arrive at an immigration centre in Croydon, south London, Britain October 18, 2016. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

One unnamed aid worker is concerned that adults may be lying about their age (Picture: Reuters/Peter Nicholl)

Families prepare to board a coach at the jungle migrant camp in Calais, France, to start a new life in southern France as plans are made to demolish the camp over the next few weeks. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday October 18, 2016. See PA story POLITICS Calais Jungle. Photo credit should read: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Families prepare to board a coach at the jungle migrant camp to start a new life as plans are made to demolish the camp (Picture: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire)

One of the first group of unaccompanied minors from the Jungle migrant camp in Calais to be brought to Britain waves at a relative after he was processed at an immigration centre in Croydon, south London, October 17, 2016. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

An unaccompanied minor waves as he gets off a coach (Picture: Reuters/Peter Nicholls)

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.