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FISHING WAR: France trawlers INVADE UK waters – Angry fishermen rage ‘We’ll STONE THEM’

Derek, of Brixham, Devon, owns two boats damaged in the scallop wars attack by the French in August.

He said: “We’re going to start stoning them in a minute, why should we allow them in our waters if they don’t let us in theirs?

“Kick them out to their side of the channel, we can have our side and they can have theirs.”

“When we were 12 miles off they threw stones at us and petrol bombs.

“The trouble is they land juvenile fish, I’ve been there and seen it, that’s why they’re  our side because they’ve annihilated their side.

“They don’t believe in conservation, they don’t know what the word means.

“I don’t know if Brexit will fix it, I don’t think it will.”

The French fleet remained in the area well into the night and one boat, the FV Stradale, broke down and had to be rescued by the RNLI.

Two trawlers had tried in vain to tow the stricken boat to safety, but the RNLI were called when weather conditions worsened.

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