US News Islanders tell of terror with prisoners on loose following Hurricane Irma

13:45  14 september  2017
13:45  14 september  2017 Source:   Press Association

Richard Branson says Hurricane Irma 'utterly devastated' his private island

  Richard Branson says Hurricane Irma 'utterly devastated' his private island <p>According to a Virgin Group spokesperson and now confirmed by Branson himself, Necker Island has been severely damaged by Irma.</p>According to a Virgin Group spokesperson and now confirmed by Branson himself, Necker Island has been severely damaged by Irma.

British Virgin Islanders say they are “terrified” of the prisoners who escaped because of the damage caused by Hurricane Irma . Around 100 “very serious” prisoners fled prison on Tortola, foreign minister Sir Alan Duncan told the Commons on Tuesday.

British Virgin Islanders say they are “terrified” of the prisoners who escaped because of the damage caused by Hurricane Irma . Around 100 “very serious” prisoners fled prison on Tortola, foreign minister Sir Alan Duncan told the Commons on Tuesday.

Islanders tell of terror with prisoners on loose following Hurricane Irma (Georgina Stubbs/PA) © Provided by The Press Association Islanders tell of terror with prisoners on loose following Hurricane Irma (Georgina Stubbs/PA)

British Virgin Islanders say they are “terrified” of the prisoners who escaped because of the damage caused by Hurricane Irma.

Around 100 “very serious” prisoners fled prison on Tortola, foreign minister Sir Alan Duncan told the Commons on Tuesday.

He said the convicts pose a “serious threat of the complete breakdown of law and order”.

Those living on the British Virgin Island have said looting has been “terrible” and that escaped prisoners have committed a rape while they have been on the loose.

Richard Branson says Hurricane Irma 'utterly devastated' his private island

  Richard Branson says Hurricane Irma 'utterly devastated' his private island <p>According to a Virgin Group spokesperson and now confirmed by Branson himself, Necker Island has been severely damaged by Irma.</p>According to a Virgin Group spokesperson and now confirmed by Branson himself, Necker Island has been severely damaged by Irma.

British Virgin Islanders say they are “terrified” of the prisoners who escaped because of the damage caused by Hurricane Irma . Around 100 “very serious” prisoners fled prison on Tortola, foreign minister Sir Alan Duncan told the Commons on Tuesday.

British Virgin Islanders say they are “terrified” of the prisoners who escaped because of the damage caused by Hurricane Irma . Around 100 “very serious” prisoners fled prison on Tortola, foreign minister Sir Alan Duncan told the Commons on Tuesday.

Shanelle Williams has taken 15 people into her home following the fury the hurricane unleashed on the island, leaving others without somewhere to live.

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She told the Press Association: “You go into the town, they crash and they open up and steal everything.

Richard Branson says Hurricane Irma 'utterly devastated' his private island

  Richard Branson says Hurricane Irma 'utterly devastated' his private island <p>According to a Virgin Group spokesperson and now confirmed by Branson himself, Necker Island has been severely damaged by Irma.</p>According to a Virgin Group spokesperson and now confirmed by Branson himself, Necker Island has been severely damaged by Irma.

British Virgin Islanders say they are "terrified" of the prisoners who escaped because of the damage caused by Hurricane Irma . Around 100 "very serious" prisoners fled prison on Tortola, foreign minister Sir Alan Duncan told the Commons on Tuesday.

British Virgin Islanders say they are “terrified” of the prisoners who escaped because of the damage caused by Hurricane Irma . Around 100 “very serious” prisoners fled prison on Tortola, foreign minister Sir Alan Duncan told the Commons on Tuesday.

“But since the military came it has calmed down, but the only issue right now is these prisoners are out.

“They have already raped someone and they have already tried to steal from people, it is terrifying.”

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