Jet2 flyer receives medical attention as man arrested over 'sexual offence'

A flight was forced to divert to a nearby airport following an incident on board which saw a passenger receive medical attention. Police officers subsequently arrested a male passenger on suspicion of a sexual offence while on board the plane.

Avon and Somerset Police confirmed an incident onboard flight LS789, a Jet2 flight from Edinburgh to Ibiza on Tuesday morning (June 4). The flight left Edinburgh at 7.50am and landed at Bristol at around midday.

The crew on the flight raised concerns regarding a passenger who required medical attention upon landing at Bristol Airport, EdinburghLive reports. Police also confirmed that, while attending, officers subsequently arrested a male passenger on suspicion of a sexual offence.

Enquiries into what happened are at an early stage. A spokesperson for Avon and Somerset Police said: "A Jet2.com flight from Edinburgh to Ibiza was safely diverted to Bristol Airport this morning (Tuesday 4 June).

“The crew raised concerns regarding a passenger, who has received medical attention upon landing. Attending officers subsequently received information, prompting the arrest of a male passenger on suspicion of a sexual offence, who has been taken into custody. We can confirm this relates to an alleged incident onboard the aircraft. Enquiries into what happened are at an early stage and continue.”

A Jet2 spokesperson said: ""We can confirm that flight LS789 from Edinburgh to Ibiza diverted to Bristol Airport earlier today, so that police could offload a passenger following an incident onboard.

"As this is a police matter, we cannot comment any further at this stage. We have arranged for a standby aircraft and crew to fly other customers to Ibiza.”

Bristol Airport said they were unable to comment.