‘Mass brawl’ breaks out on cruise ship

‘Mass brawl’ breaks out on cruise ship
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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.

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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.

‘Violent confrontation’

The people suspected of being behind the violence were confined to a cabin for the last day of the cruise, Mr Gaisford said.

He said the violence occurred after a black-tie evening and an afternoon of “patriotic” partying on deck, when large amounts of alcohol were consumed.

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