"You can't make up this stuff" department
(London Daily Mail) - A British motorist is warning tourists to avoid Calais after migrants wielding chainsaws smashed up his Mercedes and hurled petrol bombs in the road.
Rhys Williams, 53, was approaching the French port in the early hours when migrants from the sprawling jungle camp smashed his windows, causing up to £3,000 of damage.
They ran onto the road brandishing chainsaws and throwing Molotov cocktails at the police and passing traffic in scenes that he said 'resembled a war zone'.
The attack is the latest in a string of incidents where migrants have attacked cars in a bid to block roads so they can access lorries bound for the UK.
Mr Williams, an operations manager for the Road Haulage Association, was left covered in glass after his front and back door windows were shattered.
Mr Williams said: 'I was on the pitch black approach road to the port at about 1am in the morning when there was an almighty bang to the side of my car.
'Two or three migrants had thrown a massive boulder that smashed my windows and damaged the rear door, driver's door and the pillar in-between.
'Two police vans were trying to contain 50 to 60 migrants that had come onto the carriageway with chainsaws and Molotov cocktails, throwing them at the trucks, the traffic and the police.
'They were chopping down trees and setting fire to them to block the road, there was no way the police could cope.
'In the middle of all this was a small family car, the occupants were clearly distressed.
'It was something that I can only imagine would resemble a war zone.'
Migrants from the Calais camp, which has a population of 9,000 and rising, have been trying to board vehicles to gain entry to the UK.
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