Drunk man arrested after ‘making homophobic remarks’ on easyJet flight from Spain to London Gatwick

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INCIDENT: Man arrested for abusive and threatening behaviour on an easyJet flight. Photo: Shutterstock

A ‘DRUNK’ passenger has been arrested after allegedly making homophobic remarks to a member of easyJet’s cabin crew on a flight bound to the UK from Spain.

The 42-year-old man, from Guildford, Surrey was arrested on suspicion of being drunk in an aircraft.

The easyJet flight EZY8706, from Tenerife, Canary Islands to London Gatwick Airport, landed at about 11pm, where officers from Sussex Police apprehended the man.

Police report receiving “a request for assistance in dealing with a drunk and abusive passenger” while the aircraft was in flight at about 10pm.

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Sussex Police report the man is still in custody.

Police tweeted: “Drunk passenger arrested upon landing into Gatwick Airport tonight due to him verbally abusing a member of crew with homophobic comments during the flight. Unacceptable and we will be robust with individuals”.

easyJet have said: “easyJet can confirm that flight EZY8706 from Tenerife to London Gatwick was met by police on arrival at London Gatwick due to a passenger behaving disruptively.

“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.

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