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Grenada: Party boat crew arrested for assaulting javelin champion Anderson Peters

Police in Grenada have confirmed that several crew members of party boat Harbour Master are in custody following an incident on Wednesday in which world javelin champion Anderson Peters was injured.

The Grenada Olympic Committee has condemned the "barbaric actions" of the perpetrators of the assault on Peters who returned to the island just the day before to a VIP welcome, after winning the silver medal in the men's javelin at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England.

A police statement said Mr. Peters is presently receiving medical attention for minor injuries.

The sportsman was among patrons who were on the boat that was offering its services during the Carnival celebrations.

While police have not yet released official details about the incident, videos circulating on social media show crew members assaulting Mr. Peters and then throwing him into the water.