Prime Minister Theresa May is to pledge tens of millions of pounds to strengthen Britain's border controls in France as she hosts summit talks with President Emmanuel Macron at Sandhurst today. 

Officials said the £44.5 million cash injection would go towards fencing, CCTV and detection technology in Calais and other ports along the Channel.

Part of the money will also go towards helping relocate people away from Channel ports to prevent another migrant camp from forming as it did in Calais in 2015.

And Britain could commit to taking in a higher proportion of child refugees from France as part of its commitment to resettle 480 unaccompanied children under the Dubs scheme, it is understood.

Figures show more than 750 children have been transferred to Britain through various routes since the "Jungle" camp was shut down in 2016.

Mrs May's official spokesman said on Wednesday: "We have given a clear commitment in relation to child refugees following the Dubs amendment.

"The work to identify unaccompanied minors in and around the Calais area continues and where it's appropriate to find them homes in the UK we're determined to do so."

The move follows reports that Mr Macron has been pressing for Britain to increase its financial contribution as well as a commitment to take more refugees ahead of his first visit to the UK as president.

A Government spokeswoman said: "This is about investing in and enhancing the security of the UK border.

"Just as we invest in our borders around the rest of the UK, it is only right that we constantly monitor whether there is more we can be doing at the UK border controls in France and Belgium to ensure they are as secure as possible."

The high profile summit, at the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst, will be an opportunity for the two leaders to underline their countries enduring ties, despite Britain's impending withdrawal from the EU.