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‘Mass brawl’ breaks out on P&O cruise ship Britannia
Plates and furniture were reportedly used as weapons after a mass brawl broke out on a British cruise ship.
Six people were hurt as P&O’s Britannia sailed to Southampton after a week-long trip to Norway’s fjords, police said.
A man, 43, and a 41-year-old woman have been arrested on suspicion of assault.
Good Morning Britain journalist Richard Gaisford, who was on board, said an emergency tannoy summoned security staff to the ship’s restaurant in the early hours of Friday.
Writing on Twitter, he said: “Witnesses told me they were so frightened they had to hide, as family groups fought,” he said.
A police spokeswoman said: “The incident took place during the early hours of Friday, 26 July, on board P&O’s Britannia while it was en route to Southampton from Bergen.”
She said three men and three women were assaulted, with their injuries including significant bruising and cuts.
The man and the woman arrested, both from Chigwell, Essex, are in police custody.
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