British man arrested after BA flight attendant raped in Barbados
A British man has been arrested after a BA flight attendant was raped in Barbados after a night out before a scheduled flight home.
The woman was reported to have been attacked while staying at a £550-a-night hotel on the Caribbean island and fellow cabin crew have given statements to local police.
Barbados police spokesman Inspector Rodney Inniss said the force were “currently questioning a person of interest”.
He said: “I can confirm that the individual is of British nationality. There are no formal charges at this stage."
Inspector Inniss told The Sun the incident was reported on Monday morning to the Hastings - Worthing Police Station.
“An investigation into this matter was immediately launched at the time of receiving the report, and is now at a very sensitive stage,” he said.
BA bosses cancelled a flight from Barbados to London Heathrow this week after the stewardess reported the crime, with stranded passengers unaware of the reason behind their delayed journey.
The airline also sent their own investigators and a support team to the island to help their staff.
A BA spokesman said: “This is a police matter and we’re supporting our colleagues at this time.”