Boris Johnson in mid-air flight drama with drunk and abusive passenger

The incident happened on a flight from Kuala Lumpur

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Boris Johnson caught up in mid-air flight drama with drunk and abusive passenger

Boris Johnson helped calm an allegedly abusive and drunken passenger on a flight to England.

The Mayor of London and his entourage are said to have spoken to the man on their 13 hour and 40 minute flight from Kuala Lumpur.

Cabin crew on board the Malaysia Airlines flight later restrained the man. Words: PA

Scotland Yard said David Morris, 43, of Wentworth Close, Ash Vale, Aldershot, Surrey was later charged with one count of assault by beating, one count of behaving in a threatening, abusive or insulting manner towards a member of the crew, and one count of being drunk in an aeroplane.

Morris was bailed and will appear at Uxbridge Magistrates' Court on December 18.

Mr Johnson was on his way back to the UK following a high-profile six-day trip to the Far East promoting bilateral trade and investment.

15 flights from hell

15 flights from hell


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