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Boris jets in to see Irma relief effort

Support: Boris Johnson arrives in Barbados last night PICTURE: I-IMAGES

BORIS JOHNSON arrived in the Caribbean last night to meet officials leading the Hurricane Irma recovery work.

The foreign secretary landed in Barbados and will spend ‘the coming days’ in the British Virgin Islands and Anguilla to see the relief effort first hand, officials said.

Mr Johnson, who flew out amid criticism of the government’s ‘slow’ response to the disaster, has promised further support on top of the £32million pledged to the relief fund.

It comes after French president Emmanuel Macron and Dutch King Willem-Alexander visited their territories. President Donald Trump is planning to fly to the US Virgin Islands in the coming days.

■ AILEEN, the first UK storm powerful enough to merit being given a name since last winter, will batter us with downpours and 75mph blasts of wind today, the Met Office warned. An amber weather warning was issued for Wales, parts of northern England, the Midlands and Norfolk.