Jude Law’s security team was reportedly attacked by rock-throwing migrants as the Hollywood star visited the infamous ‘Jungle’ camp in Calais, northern France.
Law, 43, was joined by singer-songwriter Tom Odell, 25, and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy actor Toby Jones, 49, as he travelled with a film crew to Calais last week to highlight the plight of child migrants who are to be evicted by French authorities in a move to demolish the southern sector of the camp.
But shortly after the cameras stopped rolling and Law had boarded the production team’s bus, the crew was ambushed by some of the migrants and had their phones stolen, the Daily Mirror reports.
A source told the British tabloid: “We were shocked to see some of the migrants acting like [soccer] hooligans.
“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 Enemy at the Gates star was reportedly touring the camp—which houses between 3,700 and 5,497 migrants, according to various estimates—after calling on the UK government to allow children living there permission to enter the UK if they have family there.
According to the Daily Mirror, Law said: “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.”
The celebrities visited the ‘Jungle’ in the days before it was decided it would be demolished and the migrants relocated to reception centres.
Frequently using people traffickers, those living in the makeshift camp, mainly from the Middle East, Afghanistan and Africa, hope to cross the English Channel to reach British shores.
"Going to Britain... is what people [here] want, an Afghan migrant called Hayat Sirat told the Associated Press.