A FORMER Royal Navy chief has warned that Russia may have placed sleeper explosives on offshore wind farms to turn off power in a conflict.
Admiral Lord West said critical North Sea infrastructure was at risk from a Russian attack.
This comes after ships disguised as trawlers were seen charting wind farms and undersea cables.
Lord West said: “There is a risk as soon as you build critical infrastructure on the seabed.”
He warned that Putin’s divers “may have already dumped sleeper explosives.”
His comments follow repeated warnings that Russian submarine activity is at its highest level since the Cold War.
Photos surfaced last month of armed personnel in Russian military uniforms guarding the spy ship trawlers.
Falklands veteran Lord West said the offshore infrastructure was more vulnerable than onshore locations.