Two arrested over shooting of cruise couple in Barbados

  • 19 March 2013
  • From the section UK
The Adonia
Image caption The two Britons were passengers on P&O ship Adonia's world cruise

Two men have been arrested in connection with the shooting of a married couple from Suffolk while on a cruise holiday in Barbados.

The couple, named locally as Ann, 59, and Philip Prior, 72, from Bedfield, near Framlingham, were robbed during a stopover at Bridgetown.

Mr Prior was hit on his left side and his wife was shot in her right thigh.

Mrs Prior has been released from hospital, while her husband is reported to be in a comfortable condition.

The couple were on a three-month P&O cruise around the Caribbean and South America on board the Adonia, which left Southampton on 8 January and is due to arrive back in the UK on 3 April.

A company spokesman said: "Two passengers on Adonia were hospitalised in Bridgetown, Barbados following an incident on shore on Sunday March 17. One passenger has since been released from hospital.

"Local authorities are investigating. Our shore-side customer care team and ship's medical team are providing support as necessary."

A Foreign Office spokesman said they were aware of the incident and providing consular assistance.

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