North Sea ferry blaze

RAF rescue passengers onboard DFDS MS King Seaways ferry Photo: Robert Cutts

Two men have been arrested after a fire on a North Sea ferry led to six people being airlifted to hospital.

A 26-year-old was arrested on suspicion of arson and a 28-year-old was arrested on suspicion of affray.

RAF helicopters winched passengers, including a pregnant woman, off the ferry, which was sailing to Amsterdam.

The DFDS Seaways ferry, was at Flamborough Head in North Yorkshire when a fire was discovered in a cabin.

There were 946 passengers and 127 crew on board. Julie Harrison reports.