This is the horrifying moment when two migrants trying to get to the UK scramble out of the roof box of a British car after they have entered France 100 miles in the wrong direction.
The teenagers, believed to be from Eritrea and Guinea, had broken into the box and dumped most of the contents in Calais, believing that the BMW 4×4 was driving across the Channel.
But the family, from the Midlands, had actually stopped for the night on their way to the French Atlantic coast near Nantes during their summer break and were shocked when they stopped at a gas station.
The extraordinary moment when the migrants came out of the roof box and believed they had reached Britain was filmed by the daughter in the family, who was trembling with fear.
Her father, Colin, then explodes with rage when one of the young men, both supposed to be 16, knocks a laptop on the floor and he shouts, “What the hell are you doing with you? ** t – you broke this, c ** t. Get out of my goddamn sight ‘.
He continues, “Did you take something? Where are all our stuff? before demanding that the migrants prove they are empty-handed as his wife yells, “Where are the keys?”
He points a finger at one of the men and says, “Come here and empty your pockets,” but the two men say nothing, put on their hoods and walk through a hedge to the highway.
This is when two migrants climbed out of the roof box and slid down the side of a British BMW and believed they were in the UK – only to discover they had entered France further
The driver went mad when one of the stowaways hit a laptop on the floor while scrambling out
The migrants believed they were sneaking into Britain – but in fact British tourists were on holiday in the Vendee
Then he asks his wife, “What’s in it,” and she shouts, “There’s nothing!”
Colin then inspects the car on the laptops and then looks inside the box and says, “All the wood is gone,” and his daughter screams with fear and starts to jerk.
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The family called the police who arrived quickly and found the stowaways nearby.
The young men from Africa were taken to a nearby migrant charity, but reportedly refused to help.
A police source told The Sun: “The British couple are from central England and had stopped for the night in Calais after arriving in the Eurotunnel.
“The next morning they got up and headed for the Vendee for their vacation when they heard sounds after about 100 miles and so they stopped at a gas station.
“The police were called and an engine unit arrived and when they opened the box they found the two 16-year-old migrants – one from Guinea and one from Eritrea.
The two migrants had seen the BMW registered in England and assumed it would return to Britain, but instead headed for France. The local prosecutor was informed when the couple filed a complaint about their stolen property.
The father of the family, in the blue shirt, demands that one of the young men take off his pockets while his wife has her head in her hands
The two young men do not say a word, put on their hoods and head for a hedge, but are later arrested by the police. They were not detained and transferred to a migrant charity
The number of migrants reaching the UK after traveling across the Channel this year has increased by more than 3,000 last week.
At least 15 small vessels were intercepted by the authorities after calm weather conditions led to a wave of activity on the busiest shipping route in the world.
By Monday, 2,994 people had already made the dangerous trip to the UK, largely in thin, inflatable dinghies deployed by criminal trafficking gangs in France.
The number of migrants arriving on the channel, by 1,850 in 2019, has sparked a diplomatic war between France and the UK on how to address the issue.
After crossing at least 500 migrations last week, another large-scale rescue operation with three Border Force ships was launched yesterday.
The Coast Guard said it deployed its fixed-wing aircraft and helicopter due to a “significant number of incidents” off the Kent coast.
Witnesses described how a pregnant woman was rescued from a vessel along with two toddlers, another woman and five men.
A young child is carried by a Border Force officer while a group of migrants are taken to the coast near Dover in Kent last week
Hundreds of boats believed to have been used in previous attempts are stored at a high-security government complex in Dover (photo)
The number of people crossing the Channel has continued to rise in the past 18 months, despite a promise by Priti Patel in October to virtually stop the issue.
Tensions over the fight against illegal immigration into the Channel had sparked last week when the Interior Minister wanted to blame France for not stopping the boats just 250 meters from the coast.
She said French patrol vessels will only intervene to stop migrant boats if they sink – not to prevent illegal crossings.
But Calais MP Pierre-Henri Dumont urged Priti Patel to “face the truth,” denying her claims and saying that authorities in France had intercepted boats daily.
He said more boats had left the French coast in the first six months of the year than in all of 2019.