Home Office agrees to review asylum claims of child refugees in France

Cases of children with direct family links to UK will be reconsidered, as refugees return to Calais to try to cross Channel

The Home Office has agreed to review asylum applications from child refugees in France after it emerged that several had returned to the site of the former Calais camp in a renewed effort to make the crossing to the UK.

One teenager who arrived in London this weekend after hiding beneath a coach at the port told the Guardian that increasing numbers of children in French reception centres had lost hope of travelling to the UK by official means and were returning to the notorious site.

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