This is the horrifying moment two migrants trying to get to the UK clambered out of the roof box of a British car after being taken 100 miles in the wrong direction further into France.
The teenagers, believed to be from Eritrea and Guinea, had broken into the box and dumped most of its contents in Calais believing the BMW 4×4 was heading over the Channel.
But the family, from the Midlands, had actually stopped for the night on their way to the French Atlantic coast near Nantes for their summer holidays and got a shock when they pulled over in a service station.
The extraordinary moment the migrants got out of the roof box believing they had made it to Britain was filmed by the daughter in the family, who was shaking with fear.
Her father, Colin, then explodes with rage as one of the young men, both believed to be 16, knocks a laptop on to the ground and he yells: ‘What the f*** are you doing you f***ing t**t – you’ve broken this you c**t. F***ing get out of my sight’.
He continues: ‘Have you nicked anything? Where’s all our stuff?’ before demanding the migrants prove they are empty handed as his wife screams: ‘Where are the keys?’
Pointing his finger at one of the men he says: ‘Come here and empty your pockets’ but the two men say nothing, put up their hoods and head towards the motorway via a hedge.
This is the moment two migrants climbed from the roof box and slid down the side of a British BMW believing they were in the UK – only to discover they had gone further into France
The driver went berserk when one of the stowaways knocked a laptop onto the ground as he clambered out
He then asks his wife: ‘What’s still in there’ and she screams: ‘There’s nothing there!’
Colin then inspects the car for the laptops and then looks in the box and says: ‘All the wood’s gone’, and his daughter squeals in anguish and begins to shake with shock.
The family called the police who arrived swiftly and found the stowaways nearby.
The young men from Africa were taken to a nearby charity for migrants, but they reportedly refused to help.
A police source told The Sun: ‘The British couple are from central England and had stopped for the night in Calais for the night after arriving on the Eurotunnel.
‘The next morning they got up and started driving towards the Vendee for their holiday when after about 100 miles they heard noises and so they pulled over at a service station.
”Police were called and a motorcycle unit arrived on scene and when they opened the box they found the two sixteen year old migrants – one from Guinea and one from Eritrea.
‘The two migrants had seen the British registered BMW and assumed it was going back to Britain but instead it was heading away into France. The local prosecutor has been informed as the couple filed a complaint about their stolen belongings’.
The family’s father, in the blue shirt, demands one of the young men turns out his pockets as his wife has her head in her hands
The two young men don’t say a word, put up their hoods and sidle off towards a hedge but were later picked up by police. They were not detained and were handed to a charity for migrants
The number of migrants who have reached the UK after travelling across the Channel this year surged past 3,000 last week.
At least 15 small vessels were intercepted by authorities after calm weather conditions led to a flurry of activity on the world’s busiest shipping route.
Up to 2,994 people had already made the perilous trip to the UK by Monday, largely in flimsy inflatable dinghies arranged by criminal human trafficking gangs in France.
The number of migrant arrivals on the Channel, up from 1,850 in 2019, has prompted a diplomatic war of words between France and the UK over how to tackle the issue.
After at least 500 migrant crossings last week, another large-scale rescue operation was launched yesterday involving three Border Force vessels.
The Coastguard said that it had deployed its fixed-wing aircraft and helicopter due to a ‘significant number of incidents’ off the Kent coast.
Witnesses described seeing a heavily pregnant woman being rescued from one vessel along with two toddlers, another woman and five men.
A young child is carried by a Border Force officer as a group of migrants are brought onto the shore at Dover in Kent last week
Hundreds of boats believed to have been used in past attempts are being stored at a high-security government compound in Dover (pictured)
The number of people crossing the Channel has continued to rise over the last 18 months despite a promise by Priti Patel in October to all but stop the issue.
Tensions about how to control illegal immigration on the Channel were inflamed last week when the Home Secretary sought to blame France for failing to stop boats just 250 yards from its coast.
She said that French patrol vessels will intervene to stop migrant boats only if they are seen to be sinking – and not to prevent illegal crossings.
But Calais MP Pierre-Henri Dumont urged Priti Patel to ‘face the truth’ as he denied her claims, saying that authorities in France had intercepted boats on a daily basis.
He said more boats had departed French shores in the first six months of the year than in the whole of 2019.