NEWS Royal Air Force Typhoons scrambled to intercept two Russian bombers heading to UK airspace

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Spokesperson for the Ministry of Defence has said that RAF Typhoons have been scrambled to intercept two Russian bombers heading towards UK airspace.

The typhoons were dispatched from RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire following the security alert.

Spokesperson: “situation on-going and this is not uncommon:

BBC News says the UK’s airspace extends 12 miles from the UK coastline.

The RAF has intercepted Russian military planes several times in the past 12 months.