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Seven men arrested over tanker incident in English Channel: police

Liberia-flagged oil tanker Nave Andromeda at Southampton Docks, following a security incident aboard the ship the night before off the coast of Isle of Wight, in Southampton, Britain, October 26, 2020. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

LONDON (Reuters) - British police said seven men had been arrested on suspicion of seizing or exercising control of a ship by use of threats or force, following an incident in the English Channel which ended on Sunday when special forces stormed an oil tanker.

“The seven men have been arrested on suspicion of seizing or exercising control of a ship by use of threats or force under Sec 9(1) and (3) of Aviation and Maritime and Security Act 1990,” police said.

“They all remain in custody at police stations across Hampshire.”

Reporting by William James; editing by Kate Holton

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