Vladmir Putin has sent an submarine loaded with missiles into the heart of the English Channel, sparking fears over a second Cold War. British Navy crews from HMS Kent raced to intercept the Soviet sub, which was also stocked with tornadoes, just days before Euro 2016 kicks off. The ruthless Russian leader’s latest act of aggression comes ahead of England’s opening game against Russia on Saturday.

Military insiders say the deadly submarine – which has the capability to launch surface-to-air missiles – had been monitored since Sunday when it left its base in Severmorsk, northern Russia. It was accosted by HMH Kent as it made its way down England’s eastern coastline. READ MORE