Riots and fires have been started across the Calais Refugee camp as French authorities work to dismantle shelters and clear debris.

As smoke filled the air, migrants turned on police who used tear gas to try to disperse the rioters.

Demolition crews entered the crime-ridden camp on Sunday morning after a judge gave his final blessing to plans to pull down a huge section of the tent shanty town.

Hundreds of migrants are being evicted from the southern section of the camp in a move which could reduce its population to less than a thousand.

But as French removal staff tried to dismantle temporary structures in the camp, some were set on fire while stones were thrown at them and then police who stepped in to help.

Police responded by throwing tear gas bombs into the camp, with the wind blowing the gas across the entire southern section.

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