21 Oct, 2019 @ 07:00
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WATCH: Gibraltar’s Fabian Picardo FUMING after squad of Spanish officers spotted on the Rock after driving across UK border ‘without being stopped’

Fabian Picardo
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GIBRALTAR is in uproar after a video purporting to show a group of Spanish officers having crossed the border in their car ‘without being stopped’ went viral yesterday. 

In the video (below), the four agents from the Proteccion Civil service can be seen getting into their vehicle while being escorted by two British police officers.


Chief Minister Fabian Picardo demanded answers after seeing the clip, calling for someone to ‘take responsibility.’

“The incident today whereby Spanish ‘Proteccion Civil’ officers have not been stopped when driving across our border is more than just concerning,” the newly elected leader wrote in a statement.

“I am asking all relevant bodies to explain to me how on earth this has happened and to ensure it does not happen again.”

He added: “This is frankly not acceptable.

“Our systems have failed today and they must not fail again. Someone must take responsibility for this failure.”

RGP confirmed to GBC that the incident happened at around 17.10.

The Proteccion Civil vehicle had been reported to police after being seen in Gibraltar.

RGP agents located the car in Governor’s Street.

The Spanish cops were later questioned at New Mole House before being taken back to the frontier.

Spain’s Proteccion Civil has yet to make a statement.

The investigation continues.

Laurence Dollimore

Laurence has a BA and MA in International Relations and a Gold Standard diploma in Multi-Media journalism from News Associates in London. He has almost a decade of experience and previously worked as a senior reporter for the Mail Online in London.

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