Two Britons arrested in Kenya near Somali border: UK police

18th October 2011, Comments 0 comments

Two Britons have been arrested in Kenya near the border with Somalia, police in Wales said Tuesday.

The pair, believed to be from the Welsh capital Cardiff, were detained on Sunday, according to the Foreign Office in London, which said it was ready to provide consular assistance if required.

"South Wales Police are currently in liaison with the Kenyan authorities in respect of two British nationals who have been detained near to the border with Somalia," the force said in a statement.

"The identities of these persons have yet to be formally confirmed, both are believed to be from the Cardiff area. The families of these persons have been notified.

"These persons are being detained under Kenyan law and the force is liaising with local law enforcement to establish the circumstances of their detention."

A spokeswoman for the Foreign Office said: "We are aware of reports of two British nationals detained in Kenya on October 16. We stand by to provide consular assistance if required."

© 2011 AFP

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