Skip to comments.British Police Arrest Two Men Over North Sea Ferry Fire
Posted on 12/29/2013 5:49:07 PM PST by artichokegrower
LONDON, Dec 29 (Reuters) British police said on Sunday they had arrested two men after a suspected arson attack on a ferry in the North Sea carrying more than 1,000 people from Newcastle in England to Amsterdam.
Police said the incident occurred late on Saturday night on board the MS King Seaways, a ship operated by Denmarks DFDS Seaways, after a passenger set fire to a cabin in circumstances that remained unclear.
Local media said the vessel was about 30 miles (50 km) off the English coast at the time.
Up to seven people, most of them crew members, had been taken by helicopter to a hospital in the English town of Scarborough where they were treated for smoke inhalation, the police said.
Two men have been arrested a 26-year-old man on suspicion of arson and a 28-year-old man on suspicion of affray, Britains Northumbria police force said in a statement. Both are currently helping police with inquiries.
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John and Harry? The Amish, again?
Charged with affray. Affray is an agreement to fight in a public place. (An agreement? Most fights in America are due to somebody trying to take something that’s yours.)
It could be violent threatening behavior...
From wiki -
In England and Wales, affray is a statutory offence. It is created by section 3 of the Public Order Act 1986 which provides:
(1) A person is guilty of affray if he uses or threatens unlawful violence towards another and his conduct is such as would cause a person of reasonable firmness present at the scene to fear for his personal safety.
(2) Where 2 or more persons use or threaten the unlawful violence, it is the conduct of them taken together that must be considered for the purposes of subsection (1).
(3) For the purposes of this section a threat cannot be made by the use of words alone.
(4) No person of reasonable firmness need actually be, or be likely to be, present at the scene.
(5) Affray may be committed in private as well as in public places.
(6) . . .
(7) A person guilty of affray is liable on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 years or a fine or both, or on summary conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months or a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum or both.
Good bet the names of these two will Islamic. Act of religious Jihad. Lets hope I am wronge but I don’t think so.
In this case, they would call it “Asian”.
A slightly different take on the event...:^)