Two arrested on P&O ferry after alleged sexual assault

Two arrested on P&O ferry after alleged sexual assault

Two men have been arrested following an alleged sexual assault on board a cross-channel ferry.

The incident reportedly occurred on P&O Ferries’ Spirit of France vessel on Monday February 13 on which a small fire also occurred.

A P&O Ferries spokesman said the alleged assault led to a 45 minute delay for passengers to disembark the ship.

“We received an allegation about two passengers which we passed to the police.

“As is our standard practice, disembarkation from the ship was unfortunately delayed for 45 minutes while officers arrived to meet the individuals involved.

“We would like to apologise sincerely to the other passengers for any inconvenience this may have caused to their onward journeys.”

A spokesman for Port of Dover Police said: “Port of Dover Police were called on Monday February 13 to a report of an assault on a cross-Channel ferry.

“Officers attended and two men, one aged 46 and one aged 25, were arrested on suspicion of sexual assault.

“They are currently in custody.”

In a separate incident a small fire also broke out on the decks of the Spirit of France during the same channel crossing.

The P&O Ferries spokesman said: “During routine maintenance work in a designated area there was a small localised fire below decks on the Spirit of France yesterday which was extinguished by the crew within two minutes in accordance with all correct maritime procedures.

“At no point were any passengers in danger.”

Two men have been arrested following an alleged sexual assault on board a cross-channel ferry.

The incident reportedly occurred on P&O Ferries’ Spirit of France vessel on Monday February 13 on which a small fire also occurred.

A P&O Ferries spokesman said the alleged assault led to a 45 minute delay for passengers to disembark the ship.

“We received an allegation about two passengers which we passed to the police.

“As is our standard practice, disembarkation from the ship was unfortunately delayed for 45 minutes while officers arrived to meet the individuals involved.

“We would like to apologise sincerely to the other passengers for any inconvenience this may have caused to their onward journeys.”

A spokesman for Port of Dover Police said: “Port of Dover Police were called on Monday February 13 to a report of an assault on a cross-Channel ferry.

“Officers attended and two men, one aged 46 and one aged 25, were arrested on suspicion of sexual assault.

“They are currently in custody.”

In a separate incident a small fire also broke out on the decks of the Spirit of France during the same channel crossing.

The P&O Ferries spokesman said: “During routine maintenance work in a designated area there was a small localised fire below decks on the Spirit of France yesterday which was extinguished by the crew within two minutes in accordance with all correct maritime procedures.

“At no point were any passengers in danger.”

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