Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Prisoners escape from British Virgin Islands jail in wake of Hurricane Irma



About 100 "very serious" prisoners have escaped from a jail on the British Virgin Islands in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.
 
The convicts pose a "serious threat of the complete breakdown of law and order" on the islands, according to foreign minister Sir Alan Duncan.


Speaking to MPs in the Commons, Sir Alan said marines from RFA Mounts Bay were used to "protect the Governor and everything else about law and order" after the storm hit on Friday.


He also revealed that more than 500,000 British nationals have been in the path of the hurricane, and nearly 1,000 British military personnel are now in the Caribbean to help with the relief effort.




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