A Russian aircraft carrier was spotted off the coast of Eastbourne this afternoon (21 October).
The ship, Admiral Kuznetsov, believed to be on its way to Syria, is being closely monitored by the Royal Navy as it passes through English waters.
Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said, “When these ships are near our waters we will man-mark them every step of the way. We will be watching as part of our steadfast commitment to keep Britain safe.”
Photo courtesy of Royal Navy MoD/Crown copyright 2016