London woman injured during Clipper Race

A British woman is to be evacuated from the Clipper round the world yacht race after being injured during a violent storm.

Michelle Porter, 36, from London, suffered a suspected broken arm as the fleet struggled to cope with the conditions.

She was one of two crew members hurt as hurricane-force winds caused havoc in the Indian Ocean. She will be taken to a hospital in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, for treatment. Her yacht, Derry-Londonderry-Doire, was hit by a wave which knocked it sideways.