POLICE officers drove onto the runway at Gibraltar airport and blocked a military plane as it tried to take off.
On board was a serviceman who is wanted for questioning about suspected sex offences.
It is understood the individual was not formally arrested but computer equipment is believed to have been seized in connection with an investigation into crimes committed in Gibraltar.
There are claims that a vehicle containing military personnel tried to block the officers to prevent them from getting onto the runway.
The plane was eventually allowed to leave but the individual was not on board.