The HMS Talent was allegedly followed as it left Gibraltar on a secret mission

SPAIN has been blasted after it allegedly shadowed a Royal Navy nuclear submarine as it left Gibraltar on a secret mission.

The HMS Talent left the Rock on Friday afternoon but Spain has been accused of breaching maritime regulations by following and tracking it in another vessel.

According to the Sun Online, another Royal Navy boat had to be scrambled and sent to steer the Spanish ship away from the sub.

The incident has been labelled as a ‘clear sabre rattling exercise by Madrid’ over the Gibraltar issue.

A source on Gibraltar told the Sun: “Its outrageous behaviour yet again from Spain.

“Their boat was landside and shouldn’t have been there. It only pulled off once the Royal Navy boat came towards it.”

An MOD spokesperson said: ”We never comment on the movements of submarines.”

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