Violence on the high seas while & # 39; clown & # 39; caused massive fights aboard P&O cruise ship Britannia

Violence on the high seas as & # 39; clown & # 39; caused massive fighting aboard P&O cruise ship Britannia with passengers swinging seats and plates after turning to & # 39; patriotic & # 39; black tie gala in fancy dress

  • Violence broke out 12 hours after the drink event en route to Southampton
  • Witness says that there is blood everywhere & # 39; was injured with dozens of staff
  • Hampshire Police confirmed that they are currently investigating the incident
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A violent fight broke out on a P&O cruise when a man dressed as a clown was confronted with another passenger for violating the ship's strict no-cost policy during a black-tie event.

The fight began on a P&O Britannia cruise with families hiding because fighters reportedly used plates and furniture as weapons.

The violence started 12 hours after a strong drink & # 39; patriotic & # 39; black-tie event aboard the cruise ship, according to witnesses.

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According to witnesses, the violence started 12 hours after a drink-fed & # 39; patriotic & # 39; black-tie event on board the cruise ship

Emergency services were called to the restaurant on the 16th floor of the ship on Friday morning at 2 AM.

revelers were upset after a guest dressed as a clown despite the ship's no fancy dress policy.

The fight soon It became violent when guests started throwing objects at each other while employees tried to intervene to stop the fight, it was reported.

The incident came to an end from a one-week cruise to the fjords of Norway heading back to the port of Southampton.

The violence took place during the final leg of a week-long cruise to the fjords of Norway on its way back to the port of Southampton

The violence took place during the final leg of a week-long cruise to the fjords of Norway on its way back to the port of Southampton

The violence took place during the final leg of a week-long cruise to the fjords of Norway on its way back to the port of Southampton

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GMTV correspondent Richard Galsford tweeted that a witness told him that there was & # 39; blood everywhere & # 39; used to be.

He added: & # 39; The buffet was closed immediately when medical teams went to help the injured.

& # 39; The staff told me they had never experienced anything like this and the people behind the violence were confined to a cabin for the last day of the cruise, waiting for the police here in Southampton. & # 39;

The buffet was closed, while medical teams cared for injured personnel and those who started the fight were moved to their cabins.

The ship has returned this morning to its home port in Southampton and will depart later today for a cruise on the Mediterranean.

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A P&O spokesperson said: & # 39; After an incident aboard Britannia on Thursday evening, we can confirm that all guests have now got out and the matter is now in the hands of the local police. & # 39;

Hampshire Police confirmed that investigations are still ongoing and will make an announcement soon.

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