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Essex Lorry Deaths

Centre Steering Group member Dr Paolo Campana interviewed by Wired about the tragic lorry deaths in Essex.

“We can call it a secondary route. The thing is, the main route from Calais to Dover is now patrolled, and there is technology there,” says Paolo Campana, lecturer of criminology at the University of Cambridge, who researches the issue of human smuggling into Europe. “There’s been a huge investment in infrastructure to detect people. In a sense this is a displacement for migrants trying to use other ports or secondary routes because the surveillance and patrolling at those ports is definitely lower than at Calais.”

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