​British stag party arrested on Ryanair flight in Malta

11 'drunk' Brits arrested after disruptive behaviour onboard

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​British stag party arrested on Ryanair flight in Malta

Eleven members of a stag party were arrested following rowdy behaviour on a Ryanair flight from Edinburgh to Malta.

Crew members alerted authorities at Malta International Airport to the 'drunken' antics and police with sniffer dogs reportedly stormed the plane after it landed.

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According to the Mirror, hundreds of passengers, including families and children waiting to return to Edinburgh after their holidays, were delayed at Malta for two hours following the incident.

According to the newspaper, one onlooker said: "Unfortunately our inbound flight has seemingly several drunken passengers heading to a 'rave' in Malta this weekend. Police and police dogs were on the plane, however Ryanair are giving us no information except to say flight is delayed due to security checks."

According to the Times of Malta, a Ryanair spokesman said: "The crew of this flight from Edinburgh to Malta requested police assistance upon arrival after a number of passengers became disruptive in-flight.

"The aircraft landed normally and police removed and detained these individuals at Malta Airport. As a result, the return flight departed to Edinburgh with a delay of two hours.

"We sincerely apologise to affected customers, but we will not tolerate unruly or disruptive behaviour at any time and the safety and comfort of our customers, crew and aircraft is our number one priority. This is now a matter for local police."

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