Man who 'ran through Virgin Australia plane naked and knocked over attendant' arrested

A man who allegedly ran naked down the aisle of a plane in the middle of a flight has been arrested.

Australian officers said the man knocked over an attendant during his sprint on a flight from Perth to Melbourne and forced the plane to turn around.

Police were waiting at Perth Airport when the Virgin Australia flight circled back - and after being detained he was "transferred to hospital for assessment, where he remains".

It is unclear how or where the passenger removed his clothes.

He has been ordered to appear in court on 14 June, and has not been formally charged.

Virgin Australia apologised to "guests impacted" by the "disruptive passenger" in a statement.