A DOZEN airline passengers have been arrested at Leeds Bradford Airport on suspicion of being drunk in the past two years, an investigation has found.
In one incident at the Yeadon airport, a 25-year-old man who had been drinking in a bar while waiting for a delayed Ryanair flight was arrested when he “became abusive” in front of families after being denied boarding, police said.
Across the UK, more than 400 airline passengers were arrested for allegedly being drunk, with Heathrow (103), Gatwick (81), Glasgow (47) and Liverpool (40) accounting for the most incidents.
One woman was arrested on an aircraft at Newcastle Airport after she allegedly became so drunk she was unable to fasten her own seatbelt and swore at cabin crew.
The true numbers will almost certainly be higher as three forces – including Greater Manchester Police – did not provide figures.