Belfast Telegraph

Man restrained on holiday flight

Crew and passengers restrained a man who became violent on a flight from Turkey to Northern Ireland.

He was arrested at Belfast International Airport after arriving on a Thomas Cook service from Dalaman.

A Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) spokeswoman said: "A 20-year-old man from Lurgan was arrested at 4.45am (on Friday) at Belfast International Airport after causing a disturbance on a flight from Turkey.

"He was restrained by passengers after becoming violent on the flight. He has now been released pending further inquiries."

Thomas Cook said the safety of all passengers and crew is always a priority and it complies with aviation regulations.

It is understood the cabin crew played a major role in dealing with the incident.

A company spokeswoman said: "Thomas Cook Airlines can confirm an incident on board TCX8765 flying from Dalaman to Belfast resulted in the police attending the aircraft on arrival this morning.

"We operate a zero-tolerance policy towards any disruptive or aggressive behaviour on board our aircraft which may affect the health, safety and well-being of other passengers and our crew."

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