PARIS, Oct 28 (Reuters) - France gave verbal warnings to twoBritish boats that were fishing in waters off its port of LeHavre, the government said on Thursday, as tension simmersbetween the neighbours over post-Brexit arrangements.

The French maritime ministry said it gave the warningsovernight to the two boats, one of which was re-directed to theFrench harbour. It added that the boat's captain risked legalaction and confiscation of its catch.

France says its fishermen lack half the licences needed tofish in British waters, which Paris says they are owed afterBritain left the European Union.*:nL8N2RN5NT

(Reporting by Camille Raynaud, Sudip Kar-Gupta and Sybille dela Hamaide; Editing by Clarence Fernandez) ((; +33 1 49 49 53 84;))