Almost 600 migrants storm border fence and attack security forces with quicklime to make it into Spain's North African enclave of Ceuta from Morocco
Spanish authorities say hundreds of migrants charged double barrier fences
Some attacked police with quicklime carried in tubes and bottles
As a result 'more than a dozen' police were injured, with burns to arms and faces
Emergency crews and police reported that some migrants also threw excrement
The migrants' storming of the barrier has added pressure to Spanish authorities
More than 22,700 migrants have arrived in Spain so far this year, mostly by sea
By DEBBIE WHITE FOR MAILONLINE and AFP and AP
PUBLISHED: 10:49 BST, 26 July 2018 | UPDATED: 12:13 BST, 26 July 2018
About 600 migrants from sub-Saharan Africa have reached Spain after storming a double border fence, with some throwing excrement or quicklime at security forces to force their way in.
Police said that officers were assaulted with quicklime – which can cause mild irritation to full scale burning of the skin – when migrants charged border fences separating Spain's North African enclave of Ceuta from Morocco shortly before dawn today.
A spokesman for the Guardia Civil police force in Ceuta said the migrants managed to climb over the double barrier, which is covered in small blades.