Riot squads were sent into Calais last night after UK-bound migrants turned the French port into a ‘war zone’. Anarchy broke out when 250 men burst into the town’s docks and tried to board vessels sailing for Dover. One gang of marauders broke through gates and climbed over fences in a desperate bid to reach a ferry. The mayor of Calais last night begged David Cameron to come to Calais to tell the waiting hordes that Britain was ‘no El Dorado’. Natacha Bouchart said the UK was too soft on migrants. Full story >>
To besiege means to gather round a person or place in a way that threatens or annoys them. • The company's offices were besieged by hundreds of people who had holidays planned.