23:56 GMT15 June 2021
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    Earlier, around 60 French fishing boats gathered off the largest UK Channel island to protest post-Brexit fishing rights.

    In a video captured by an eyewitness, a British ship owned by Jonathan Ruff was rammed by the French vessel Lasgot near the St. Helier marina.

    ​​Fishing quotas were one of the sticking points in the negotiations of the post-Brexit trade agreement between the UK and the European Union following the UK’s exit from the bloc in January last year.

    Although both parties signed a trade agreement in December, Paris has been accusing London of preventing French fishing boats from operating in the UK waters because of difficulties in obtaining licenses.

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