The news comes as an unmarked military convoy was spotted by anti-nuclear campaigners driving through parts of Cumbria and Lancashire, allegedly on its way to Scotland. The trucks are said to have passed Kirkham, Preston, Garstand, Lancaster, Kendal, Penrith and Carlisle.
Disarmament organisation Campaign of Nuclear Disarmament (CND) believes the trucks had nuclear weaponry on board, with their tracker suggesting that the UK’s Trident missiles were on the move.
Although during its 50 years of transporting nuclear material along the roads in the UK, the Ministry of Defence has yet to report any incident that could pose a radiation hazard to the public or the environment.
Tension is high as Russian state television continually reiterates the notion of a nuclear war, with one commentator suggesting one strike would reduce Britain to a “nuclear wasteland desert.”
Britain’s nuclear deterrent remains in Scotland under the Trident programme arming the UK’s nuclear submarines.
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