Disruptive stag party revellers thrown off plane at Manchester Airport

Stephen Walter
Police were called to reports of a rowdy stag party on board a Jet2 flight from Manchester to Prague - Manchester Evening News

More than 20 people from stag parties were removed from a flight at Manchester Airport following reports of "disruptive" behaviour.

The Jet2.com flight had been due to take off for Prague around 3.15pm on Friday, but was forced to return to the parking bay.

Lauren Sian, who tweeted a picture of the unruly suspects being escorted from the flight, said they had been "damaging property, swearing and being disruptive" before staff intervened and police were called.

Another passenger, Dave Illingworth, tweeted: "Stuck on the tarmac at manchester airport as some idiot stags and their luggage are removed. Don't envy the jet2 staff at times like this."

A passenger's photo from inside the Jet2 plane as police attended the incident Credit: Manchester Evening News

A Jet2.com spokesman said: "Flight LS887 from Manchester to Prague had to return to the parking stand today after our crew called for police assistance.

"Police attended the aircraft to support the removal of some customers one of whom has subsequently been arrested and two others have been issued with public order offences.

"We would like to thank Greater Manchester Police for their assistance this afternoon and will be fully supporting the investigation and where required will prosecute if that is deemed necessary.

"We apologise to all other customers for the inconvenience that this has caused at the start of their Bank Holiday weekend, however as a family friendly airline we will not let the behaviour of a disruptive few spoil the flight for everyone else."

Police said 23 passengers were offloaded from the flight at around 3.45pm. Three men were issued with notices for public order offences.

Meanwhile, a Thomas Cook flight from Manchester Airport to Las Vegas returned to Manchester today shortly after take-off due to a mechanical issue.

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