UK mulling legal action against Spain over Gibraltar: London

Spanish fishing boats sit moored in La Linea de Concepcion, Spain, in front of Gibraltar on May 28, 2012. The British government is considering taking legal action against Spain over stringent border checks imposed at the border with Gibraltar, a spo
Spanish fishing boats sit moored in La Linea de Concepcion, Spain, in front of Gibraltar on May 28, 2012. The British government is considering taking legal action against Spain over stringent border checks imposed at the border with Gibraltar, a spokesman for Prime Minister David Cameron said on Monday, Aug 12, 2013. -- FILE PHOTO: AP  

LONDON (AFP) - The British government is considering taking legal action against Spain over stringent border checks imposed at the border with Gibraltar, a spokesman for Prime Minister David Cameron said on Monday.

The spokesman said legal action over the checks by Spanish guards, which have caused tailbacks of several hours at the border of the British-held territory, would be "an unprecedented step".