Brawl breaks out on British cruise ship — ‘There was blood everywhere’
Two people were arrested after a fight aboard a British cruise ship left several injured, but a spokesman denied that a clown had anything to do with it, as previously reported.
Early Friday morning, the Britannia cruise, which was making its way to Norway’s fjords from Southampton in southeast England, a drunken fight broke out, ITV’s “Good Morning Britain” correspondent Richard Gaisford tweeted.
“One witness, part of a group involved in the trouble, explained to staff that things kicked off when another passenger appeared dressed as a clown,” Gaisford, who happened to be on the cruise, tweeted.
The guests had reportedly “specifically booked a cruise” that would not include costumes.
“There was blood everywhere," Gaisford tweeted. “Britannia left staff who intervened injured, as passengers used furniture and plates as weapons. Witnesses told me they were so frightened they had to hide, as family groups fought.”
Three men and three women were injured, including cuts and bruises, according to the BBC.
But P&O Cruises denied that there was any clown, citing both ship staff and police.
A spokesman said local police have now taken over the incident and all guests were cleared from the ship. The cruise line also insisted that they “do not tolerate disruptive behavior.”
A 43-year-old man and 41-year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of assault, according to the BBC, but it’s unclear what role they played in the scuffle.