During a layover in Barbados, a British Airways flight attendant is said to have been sexually assaulted in her hotel room.
On the Caribbean island, the woman had been drinking with crew members when a man she knew joined the group. It is understood that she afterward invited the man back to her room.
She told the local police that the man raped her there after that, and the police have since stated that they are “actively investigating” the claim and that the attacker faces arrest.
The stewardess’ British Airlines flight from Grantley Adams Airport in Barbados to Heathrow was delayed by 14 hours.
A spokesman for the Barbados Police informed MailOnline that they are actively hunting for the alleged rapist, who is said to be an ex-pat who resides on the island and is believed to be someone known to the victim.
The police spokesman said: ‘She has told us in her statement the man was known to her. She invited him back to her hotel room but what took place was not consensual. There is an allegation of rape.
Later, according to Barbados Police, a suspect in the alleged rape was questioned.
Although the investigation is ongoing, the British Airlines flight attendant has stayed on the island.
The Boeing 777-300ER landed at London Heathrow at 19.24 instead of 5.50, almost 14 hours late.