A British volunteer who worked in the Calais “Jungle” migrant camp has left her husband and reportedly plans to marry an Afghan migrant so he can live in the UK.
Helen Muller started a relationship with the migrant after travelling to France to work in the camp at a medical caravan.
The 28-year-old, who was married to Richard Muller and has two children, said the man was volunteering as a translator while he was waiting to get into England when they started talking “for hours” every day.
Ms Muller, who works in a residential care home in south Wales, told the BBC she is now divorced and concentrating on getting her partner, who has not been named, to the UK, admitting she may have to marry him to make sure he can stay here.
“Everything has had to become a lot more serious a lot faster,” she said. “For him to be able to legally move to the UK I would have to marry him within three months of him getting here. Everyone says I am crazy but it is the only legal way he can come here.”
Echoes of Polly’s Viking really, isn’t there?