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England fans en route Euro 2024 find asylum seekers in their camper van


A group of England fans making their way over land to Germany for Euro 2024 have opened up about the moment they found three asylum seekers hiding in their campervan in Calais.

The quartet of Three Lions faithful - Tristan Dallison, 22, Fin McGregor and Ben Dolan, both 24, and Matthew Browne, 25, had journeyed hundreds of miles from Scarborough in North Yorkshire to France when they made the shocking discovery.

The group had just crossed the English Channel when they stopped in the French port town to pick up supplies at a local supermarket - but when one of the four came back to their campervan, they realised it had been broken into.

24-year-old McGregor said: "We went to the supermarket and came back to find the toilet door locked," speaking to the Telegraph.

Inside the foursome's campervan? Three would-be asylum seekers, attempting to enter the UK.

McGregor continued: "There were three lads in there. They laughed and smiled and poured out of the camper van.

"We checked the doors - they must have got in through the roof."

Another of the England supporters, Dolan, detailed how they had found their vehicle's toilet door barred from the inside, and were left stunned by the "mental" discovery of the three men inside.

But in an unfortunate turn of events for the prospective migrants, the fans revealed they were driving in the wrong direction.

Dolan said: "They said hello and they were smirking and just walked away... We were on our way to Belgium and these guys could be in the toilet. We were going totally the wrong way!"