Drunk billionaire Arab prince arrested on BA flight by Taser-armed police

Ruth Doherty
Drunk billionaire Arab prince arrested on BA flight by Taser-armed police
Drunk billionaire Arab prince arrested on BA flight by Taser-armed police

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A billionaire Arab prince has been charged with being drunk on an aircraft after being arrested on a passenger jet by police officers armed with Taser guns at Heathrow.

Mubarak Hamad, 29, believed to be a close relative of Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, lives at one of London's most exclusive residences, Eaton Square, Belgravia.

He boarded a Boeing 777 on 22 July and allegedly began shouting and complaining about the poor service on the BA125 flight to Doha in Qatar, via Bahrain, according to the Daily Mail.

Members of the crew reportedly had to call the police when he stormed the flight deck and refused to return to his seat.

He was then dragged off the plane by police with 50,000 volt Taser guns and taken to a police station near the airport where his DNA, mugshot and fingerprints were taken.

Mr Hamad was bailed, but was told he was being formally charged when he answered his bail yesterday.

A Scotland Yard spokeswoman told the Daily Mail: "Mubarak Hamad, 29, of Belgravia, was charged on 17 October with being drunk on an aircraft and has been bailed to appear at Uxbridge Magistrates Court."


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