Cruise passenger accuses man of serious indecency, but refuses medical exam; five fighter-fowls stolen from their Potters pen

An incident of serious indecency involving a cruise-ship passenger is being investigated by the Police.

Reports say a female visitor complained to the police that she had been sexually assaulted by a male on a local cruise expedition.

She arrived in Antigua on May 10, and the incident allegedly occurred at about 3 p.m. that same day at Dieppe Bay.

Officers reportedly visited the ship to speak to the victim, who had returned to the vessel and reported her ordeal.

It is unclear whether anything will come out of this matter, since the woman refused to have a medical examination done and the cruise ship has already departed.

However, the police say that inquiries are ongoing.

And in other unrelated news, a Potters man’s prized fighter-fowls have been stolen and the incident is under investigation.

A report of the matter was made to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), where the owner complained that the five fowls, valued at $4,000, had been removed from their pen.

In response, officers went on duty at Potters Village and observed the enclosure on the southern side of the premises.  It appeared that an unknown person had jumped the fence, into the pen, and stolen the fowls from their cages.

A search for the stolen birds was carried out in the surrounding area, but without success.

This offence reportedly occurred between 10 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. on May 7.