British diver arrested after being caught souvenir hunting

  • The unnamed 42-year-old man was an employee of salvage group Titan, hired to raise the Costa Concordia from the seabed
  • Was caught by Italian police alongside three other Titan staff
  • Four were arrested in the early hours of Saturday morning and charged with theft and violating a crime scene before being released on bail
  • Titan said today they have dismissed all four men

A British diver is among four people held by police after they were caught red handed on the wreck of the Costa Concordia hunting for souvenirs.

The 42-year-old man from London, who has not been named and the others, an Irish man, 35, and two South Africans, 24 and 26, were all staff of the salvage group Titan – which had been employed in the laborious operation to raise the Concordia from the seabed.

British diver arrested after being caught souvenir hunting