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REVEALED: French police FLEEING Calais after more than 300 are attacked by migrant mobs

FRENCH police are fleeing lawless Calais in their droves after more than 300 were attacked and injured by rioting migrant mobs in just two months.

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Officers fear it is only a matter of time before one of their number is killed by rampaging asylum seekers, who are becoming increasingly violent in their attempts to reach Britain. 

Today more than 100 local police protested in Calais town centre against a lack of resources and "cop hater" left-wing activists amid mass resignations and plummeting morale. 

Police union leaders warned that officers are "risking their lives every day" patrolling the lawless port town, which is overrun by gangs of migrants wielding iron bars, rocks and even knives and guns. 

They angrily chanted and waved banners in the town centre reading "stop the hatred against cops" and "we want protection and recognition" as the startling decline of a town once best known as the holiday gateway to Europe was laid bare for all to see. 

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French police officers are deserting posts in Calais in their droves

French police protest in CalaisAFP

More than 300 officers have been wounded in the last two months

Their desperate cry for help comes amid growing anger from British haulage groups over the intolerable situation in Calais, with lorry drivers being attacked on a daily basis by migrants trying to reach the UK. 

Desperate French cops said they had been vilified by left-wing media and politician for trying to do their jobs and police the border with Britain, whilst also pleading for more men and resources to tackle the spiralling migrant violence. 

Gilles Debove, regional leader of the SGP Police union, said officers are "tired" and "fear" being called out to confront brazen and often armed migrants who have taken to cutting down trees and blocking up the motorway to the port. 

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Calais mayor Natacha Bouchart voiced fears of further migrant chaos

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Migrants are becoming increasingly violent in their attempts to reach Britain

I do not want to have to known on the door of a wife one morning to tell her of the death of her husband

Gilles Debove, regional leader of the SGP Police union

He added that a "tragedy" will soon occur, saying he dreads the day when he has to visit a French widow to break the news that her husband was killed by a migrant. 

He said: "We've come to denounce the cop haters all over France , but also to repeat the particular context in Calais where migratory pressure must be compensated by more money and additional resources. 

"We do our jobs here, but my colleagues are afraid. They fear for their safety because they risk their lives every day. 

"I do not want to have to known on the door of a wife one morning to tell her of the death of her husband." 

Mr Debove revealed that 40 officers have already asked for a transfer away from the Calais region, adding: "The place is not attractive, everyone wants to leave. "

Another police union leader, Renaud Roussel from Alliance, revealed that hundreds of officers have been attacked and wounded by rampaging migrants in the last two months. 

He said: "For two months, our colleagues have been the subject of violence. Three hundred gendarmes and police officers have been injured but, in general, we have the support of 90 per cent of the population." 

Also present at the rally - which ended with a rendition of the French national anthem La Marseillaise - was Calais mayor Natacha Bouchart, who has been a vocal critic of Britain for acting as a "magnet" for migrants. 

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