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The chopper's unauthorised flight came after the Royal Navy chased a Spanish patrol boat out of Gibraltar’s waters earlier this week

A SPANISH police chopper has defied the UK by buzzing over Gibraltar “all week” — in violation of its airspace.

The unauthorised flight came after a Royal Navy vessel was forced to chase a Spanish patrol boat out of Gibraltar’s waters on Tuesday.

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Tensions between Britain and Spain intensified over the future sovereignty of Gibraltar

The developments come amid heightened tensions between Britain and Spain over the future sovereignty of the Rock.

Local resident David Parody spotted the helicopter early on Wednesday — as The Sun’s Hands off Our Rock message was beamed on to Gibraltar.

He wrote on Twitter: “And if we hadn’t had enough today, we now have Spanish Policia Nacional helicopter within our airspace!”

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Spanish cops defied UK airspace by flying a helicopter over Our Rock
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The helicopter’s unauthorised flight came after The Sun demanded Spain and the EU take their hands off Our Rock

He added: “Flight-tracking websites show that police helicopter has been in and out of Gibraltar airspace all week. It takes off to intercept drug-smugglers from North Africa.

“It doesn’t need to cross into our airspace but it does because it feels it can.

“It is just another example of Spain flexing her muscles.”

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Earlier this week we broadcast a message to the Spanish on the face of Our Rock

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Gibraltar’s government and the Foreign Office are investigating.

A diplomatic source said: “All incursions, air or maritime, are always followed up. They are a violation of sovereignty but not a threat.”

People of Gibraltar confident of Britain's backing after Britain exists the EU
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On Tuesday the Royal Navy was forced to chase a Spanish patrol ship out of Gibraltar's waters

Gibraltar’s chief minister Fabian Picardo yesterday revealed he had spoken to Jeremy Corbyn over the Rock’s future.

He said the Labour leader “restated the commitment of British sovereignty”.

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