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11th July 2018, 20:31

Incursion results in confrontation between Spanish fishermen and local authorities

There was an incursion off Europa Point on Wednesday morning by a Spanish fishing vessel which resulted in a confrontation between the fishermen and local authorities. The three Spaniards were subsequently reported for process. The Government has reacted to the incident saying there appears to have been a marked increase in illegal fishing in recent days and that this may be politically motivated.

Spanish press reports claim one of the three fishermen was assaulted by an official from the Department of the Environment. The RGP says no official report to this effect has been made, with Number Six saying 'it does not comment or pass judgement on factual disputes between police officers and potential defendants in criminal proceedings.'