Britain to protest over Spanish incursion into Gibraltar's waters

Reuters News
Posted: Feb 19, 2014 9:21 AM

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said on Wednesday it would make a formal "high level" protest to Spain over what the British Foreign Office described as an incursion into Gibraltar's territorial waters by the Spanish Navy earlier this week.

"There was an incursion into British waters near Gibraltar by the Spanish Navy on 18 February, during a Royal Navy exercise," a Foreign Office spokesman said in a statement. "We are raising this at a high level with the Spanish government and will be issuing a formal protest."

(Reporting by William James; Editing by Andrew Osborn)