Spain's ambassador summoned to FCO over Gibraltar incursion

The Spanish ambassador has been summoned to the Foreign Office following an "unlawful" and "dangerous" incursion into British territorial waters off Gibraltar by a Spanish state research ship and an accompanying Guardia Civil vessel

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Spanish ships in Gibraltar 'unlawful' and 'dangerous'

The Spanish ships which entered British waters off Gibraltar acted in an "unlawful" and "dangerous" way, the Foreign Office has said.

Europe minister David Lidington has condemned the incursion by two Spanish vessels into British waters off Gibraltar Credit: PA/PA Archive/Press Association Images

"Not only were the actions of the survey vessel unlawful, but it was accompanied by a Spanish Guardia Civil vessel whose dangerous manoeuvring presented a significant safety concern on the waters," Europe minister David Lidington said.

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