Tuesday 25 October 2016

Pop star Grande blasts ferry firm after pet row

Pop star Ariana Grande has hit out at P&O Ferries after her dogs were prevented from entering Britain.

The US singer (21) - who was making the crossing from Calais to Dover on her tour bus after performing in Amsterdam - vented her fury on Twitter over the way Toulouse and Sirius were treated.

Her mother Joan was the first to complain in a series of tweets and a long explanation in which she accused officials in Calais of being "tyrants".

"The P&O Ferry was lovely, just to set things straight, the people at the ferry border were horrible to me and to Toulouse and Sirius," she wrote.

Joan, who was later reunited with the dogs in London, complained that she had been prevented from getting on to the ferry for "no reason and against my will".


"I begged him to let me go through, he laughed at me and said no again... I kept telling him and showing him that the dogs were fully vaccinated and were 100pc vaccinated in order to enter the UK and then, I screamed!!!," she wrote.

A spokesman for P&O Ferries said: "We completely understand and sympathise with Ms Grande's frustration, given her attempts to do the right thing.

"However, the documents she presented were not valid to bring her pets into the UK.

"From time to time we have to decline to carry pets due to irregularities with the documentation."

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