China spy balloons ‘may have passed over UK’ as government launches security review

Repeated incidents show global security deteriorating, says Ben Wallace

Liam James,Jon Stone
Monday 13 February 2023 00:12 GMT
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A series of incursions by suspected Chinese spy balloons into Western airspace has prompted the UK defence secretary to call for a security review.

Ben Wallace said he would work with the US and other partners to examine intelligence and assess the threat posed by the surveillance devices.

Washington ordered another balloon be shot out of the sky over the US on Sunday, the third in little more than a week. A US air force jet on Saturday shot down a balloon in Canadian airspace with the permission of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

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