• Police: Six British sailors taken into custody on various charges

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    Following the arrival of the United Kingdom's newest aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth on Wednesday at Naval Station Mayport, six British sailors were taken into custody, the Jacksonville Beach Police Department said.

    According to police, most of the sailors were taken in on drunk and disorderly charges, but three were charged with resisting arrest.

    One of the three pushed and pulled an officer; the second refused to put his hands behind his back and was stunned by a Taser; and the third was actively fighting and refused to stop, officers said.

    These arrests reportedly took place late Wednesday into early Thursday.

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    Officials said there have been no further issues since speaking with the ship's leaders.

    A sergeant with the police department said the sailors were getting into drunken fights mostly with one another.

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