Antigua and Barbuda

Former Met officer jailed for Antigua holiday rape

A former Metropolitan Police officer has been jailed for 15 years after he was convicted of raping a woman while on holiday in Antigua.

Police Constable Lee Martin-Cramp, 26, was thrown out of the force after he was found guilty of carrying out the attack on the Caribbean island in May 2015.

The Metropolitan Police said he used his job to dupe his victim into trusting him. Martin-Cramp was convicted by a jury at Antigua's High Court after being extradited to the island in what is reported to be a legal first.

The Met said the officer, who was attached to the Met's Merton borough, was sentenced to 15 years in prison at the same court on Thursday.

Rower hopes Atlantic crossing will inspire young people

The Shropshire rower Kelda Wood has said she rowed the Atlantic ocean "to reach and inspire young people" and that this motivation kept her going during difficult times.

She has become the first adaptive rower to achieve the feat and speaking afterwards to the race organisers, she said: "I've absolutely hated some moments of it".

Kelda Wood
BBC
Kelda Wood
Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge

Kelda also said she'd been fighting against the wind for the last five days, as she approached Antigua, and said she thought about the young people who had written to her.

'It's really a holiday gone wrong for us'

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

As Gatwick slowly returns to normal after Thursday's drone disruption, passengers are still having to make alternative travel plans, which could mean missing part of their holiday.