Police board easyJet flight at Manchester Airport and haul off 'disruptive' passenger

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Police escorted a 'disruptive passenger' from a plane after it touched down at Manchester Airport. The incident took place shortly after the easyJet flight from Belfast International touched down at around 11.30pm on Sunday (June 2).

Footage seen by the Manchester Evening News shows a man collecting his luggage before walking off the aircraft with officers. The airline has confirmed the flight was met by police due to a passenger 'behaving disruptively.'

An eyewitness on the flight said the man was warned after interrupting the safety briefing before take-off that police could be called and he could be taken off. The fellow passenger claimed the man was told then told he wouldn't be served any booze and was warned several times during the short flight because he was 'shouting and swearing.'

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"He made it unbearable," the eyewitness said. "He and some girls he was talking to just kept talking really loudly, swearing. They literally didn't shut up all flight. It was a bit of a nightmare. I was a bit surprised when the police got on but I thought it was fair enough really."

A spokesman for the airline said: "easyJet can confirm that flight EZY708 from Belfast to Manchester yesterday was met by police on arrival due to a passenger behaving disruptively onboard."

"easyJet's cabin crew are trained to assess and evaluate all situations and to act quickly and appropriately to ensure that the safety of the flight and other passengers is not compromised at any time."

"Whilst such incidents are rare we take them very seriously and do not tolerate abusive or threatening behaviour onboard. The safety and wellbeing of passengers and crew is always easyJet's priority."

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) were unable to confirm if the man was arrested or any other details about the incident.

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