He gets a new life now, because there are many people who died in Calais." Dozens more children are expected to arrive this week after a team of British officials were sent to Calais to help French authorities speed up the transfer of minors ahead of the dismantling of the Jungle.Campaigners including Citizens UK, which said it has reunited 60 children from Calais with relatives in Britain since March, claim to have identified hundreds of children in the camp who have a right to come to the UK – either because they have family ties here under the so-called Dublin regulations, or through the Dubs amendment.Commuters said that when they went to investigate, they found the driver asleep, and had to bang on his compartment's windows in order to wake him up.
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Speaking outside the Home Office building in Croydon he told the Press Association: "I really appreciate this. "It was a blessing to receive him from there - I'm really happy.
"His journey was so difficult, it was by walking, by bus to Calais.
We had to hit the windows to wake him up.'I think he was there for about two minutes.
If we didn't wake him up he'd have been asleep even longer.'A spokesman for First Group said: 'We are very clear that it is unacceptable for tram drivers to lose concentration, for any reason, during their shift.'We have commenced a full investigation into this incident and will take all appropriate action.'The driver in question has been suspended from duty pending the outcome of this investigation.'We do not tolerate any violation of our safety policies, processes and procedures.'Any employee found to be in contravention of these will face disciplinary action.' Leon Daniels, Managing Director, Surface Transport at Tf L, said: 'We have taken immediate action to refer this footage to the industry regulator, the Office of Rail and Road and the Rail Accident Investigation Branch, for urgent investigation.
One man, who said his younger brother was among the refugees who had come over on Monday, spoke of his relief and joy at the prospect of being reunited with him after more than a decade.
Asif Khan, a 25-year-old chef who has been living in the UK for 11 years having fled Afghanistan, said his brother, Aimal Khan, 14, had been stranded in the Jungle for six months.
Transport chiefs are urgently investigating video footage showing a Croydon tram driver apparently asleep at the controls during the morning rush hour.
The video was taken by a concerned passenger on Wednesday at around 8am after the packed tram stopped at lights near George Street in Croydon and failed to move off again.
A tram driver has been suspended after appearing to fall asleep at the controls just three stops from the sites of last year's fatal Croydon disaster.