Man caught caught smoking on Ryanair flight removed by police

Holidaymaker escorted off flight from Tenerife

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Holidaymaker caught smoking in toilet on Ryanair flight arrested in Manchester

A man was hauled off a Ryanair flight from Tenerife to Manchester after being caught smoking in the toilet mid-air.

The holidaymaker was prevented from disembarking the plane when it landed at Manchester Airport and was made to wait for police to arrive.

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The flight landed just before midnight, but passengers on the flight were forced to wait for around half an hour while the incident was dealt with.

A GMP spokesman confirmed to the Manchester Evening News they were called to the airport about a man smoking on a plane mid-flight, adding: "After being spoken to about his behaviour he was issued with a verbal warning. It is now up to Ryanair whether they want to ban him from travelling with them in the future."

A spokesman for Ryanair told MailOnline Travel: "The crew of this flight from Tenerife to Manchester requested police assistance upon arrival at Manchester after a customer was found smoking inflight.

"Police removed and detained the individual. 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."

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