Leeds couple arrested over ‘rowdy’ behaviour on flight home from Lanzarote

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A middle-aged couple from Leeds were arrested by police over allegations they caused trouble on a flight back from holiday.

The pair – a 56-year-old man and a 63-year-old woman – were on a Jet2 plane from Lanzarote to Leeds Bradford Airport when they reportedly became rowdy.

The airline claims they ignored safety instructions and used aggressive and threatening language towards cabin crew.

The couple were arrested on suspicion of being drunk on an aircraft in the early hours of Monday after the plane touched down at Leeds Bradford.

They are currently on bail while enquiries continue but have been given a lifetime ban by Jet2.

The company’s managing director Phil Ward said: “We will always do everything we can to protect both our passengers and our employees.

“This is vital not just to protect the vast majority of our perfectly behaved customers, but also to look after our own team members.”