A couple returning from France found two migrants stowed away in their trailer – next to a hot air balloon.
Chris and Claire Monk made the unusual discovery in the car park of Calais’ Campanile Hotel as they returned from a summer offering ballooning tours in Tuscany.
They had checked their expansive trailer because of recent headlines over Calais’ immigration crisis, but were still stunned to find two resigned-looking men in their late 20s crouched inside.
The men wandered off without protesting and Mr Monk, 52, spent the next 40 minutes combing over the contents of his trailer to make sure no one else had smuggled themselves inside.
He and his wife, a 46-year-old graphic designer, spoke out to warn other tourists after their return to their village of Coxley, Somerset.