A security team guarding Jude Law was attacked by migrants as the Hollywood star visited the jungle camp in Calais. The 43-year-old actor was in France with a film crew and Brit-winning singer Tom Odell , 25, to witness the horrors of the squalid makeshift village, which is due to be demolished.
But shortly after the cameras stopped rolling, their minders were ambushed by some of the migrants and had their phones stolen.
“The security team had stones thrown at them, and two had their phones smashed then stolen. Jude and Tom were told to stay in the bus shortly before the ambush as the atmosphere was building.”
The Talented Mr Ripley star Jude was touring the camp , which he has branded “dangerous”, after calling on the Government to allow children living there entry to the UK if they have family here. He was among a group of celebrities which included Dad’s Army actor Toby Jones and comedian Shappi Khorsandi.
They read out notes from famous historical figures to 200 immigrants fleeing war-torn countries in an event at the makeshift Good Chance Theatre, organised by Letters Live. Jude said afterwards: “It’s our ¬responsibility as humans to look after our children.
“The children in the camp at Calais need us. It isn’t a big ask. It is simply the right thing to do.” Tom, who sang alongside other ¬musicians in the camp, described the experience as “one of the most humbling and inspiring of my life”.
A number of migrants also performed at the event, which was held in support of aid organisation Help Refugees. The camp’s ¬demolition by French ¬authorities will form part of efforts to discourage refugees from trying to reach Britain on ferries or through the Channel Tunnel.
Jude and the other stars travelled to the Jungle in the days before it was decided it would be dismantled, making hundreds of ¬children homeless. More than 100 celebrities have signed an open letter urging David Cameron to step in and help the youngsters