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29th July 2020, 16:37

Former First Sea Lord says Spain using warships in BGTW to put political pressure on UK following quarantine measures

The former head of the Royal Navy, Admiral Alan West, has accused Spain of using their warships as a “show of strength” to pile on political pressure on the UK following its imposition of quarantine on anyone travelling from Spain.

Lord West made the comments to the Portsmouth News after Gibraltar Squadron’s HMS Pursuer shadowed the Spanish Navy Ship Serviola in Gibraltar Waters on Tuesday morning.

Lord West told the online publication the UK should be taking complaints to a “political and diplomatic level”.

Christina Cortes asked him what had led him to the conclusion that the incursion was related to disagreements surrounding lockdown measures.