Spanish patrol boat passes close to Gibraltar military area

HMS Westminster seen arriving in Gibraltar this morning. Credit: Reuters

A Spanish Guardia Civil patrol boat passed close to the military area of Gibraltar harbour not long after HMS Westminster arrived this morning.

The Spanish boat passed outside the harbour walls in Gibraltar Bay before speeding off when a police launch approached it.

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