Heavily-armed officers stormed the budget Belazur Hotel in Calais town centre at 10.30am - one of dozens of raids across France
French anti-terrorist police have raided a hotel in Calais today over fears a jihadi cell could be using it as a base to sneak into Britain in the wake of the Paris attacks.
Heavily-armed officers stormed the budget Belazur Hotel in the town centre at 10.30am.
Border police with sniffer dogs then followed the police SWAT teams into the building in Calais, and the area was sealed off to the public.
Officials refused to confirm whether any arrests were made or if weapons and explosives had been seized.
But a police source added: "There are always fears that terrorists are living among the thousands of illegal immigrants in Calais."