17 Scots arrested in Amsterdam after 'mini riot' on flight from Glasgow

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Three Scottish men are being held in custody in Amsterdam after taking part in an alleged "mini-riot" on a KLM flight from Glasgow.

The men are due in court on Tuesday after the on-board incident, which also saw 14 other people arrested.

They were all part of a 17-strong group, including four women, who were on their way to see a concert by dance band Swedish House Mafia.

The group, from Clydebank, who reportedly call themselves the Bundy Boys, were arrested at Schipol Airport on Thursday night after the flight from Glasgow landed.

While three of the men have been kept in custody charged with offences including threatening crew and groping female flight attendants, the other 14 were released on Friday after being fine £600.

However, some who protested their innocence and refused to pay will face a court hearing.

Martijn Peelen, of the Royal Netherlands Military Police, who are responsible for airport security, told the Daily Record: "The three have been detained until at least Tuesday because they are charged with more serious offences including threatening cabin crew and touching female crew in a sexual manner.

"The other 14 were released and fined 750 euros. Some paid the fine. Those who did not will have to return in the next few weeks to appear in court."

It's the second time in a week that a KLM flight has been in the headlines; on 11 December, it was reported that a KLM plane had to be diverted to Heathrow after a passenger was taken ill and then died on board.

Police were treating the Boeing 777 as a crime scene on Monday (10 December) night after the Amsterdam-bound plane from Lima was diverted after the medical emergency.

The plane landed at around 2.15pm, and was met by paramedics who declared the man, thought to be in his 30s or 40s, dead at the scene.

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