The escalating crisis has prompted Prime Minister David Cameron, speaking during his visit to Singapore, to promise that the Government "will do everything we can" to improve the situation. Home Secretary Theresa May will chair a meeting of the Government's Cobra emergency committee about the crisis.
Mr Cameron said: "We are doing everything that we can. The Home Secretary will be chairing a ministerial Cobra meeting this morning to make sure that everything that can be done, working with the French, is being done.
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