P&O ferry ‘sex attack’ probe
TWO men have been arrested on suspicion of a sexual assault on board a cross-Channel ferry.
The pair, aged 46 and 25, were detained on Monday after the reported attack on board P&O’s Spirit Of France ship.
A Port of Dover Police statement said: “Port of Dover Police were called 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.”
P&O said the allegation led to a delay in travellers disembarking the ferry, which has a capacity to carry 1,750 passengers.
A P&O spokesman said: “We would like to apologise sincerely to passengers for any inconvenience this may have caused.”