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Police storm Ryanair flight forced to return to Manchester Airport after 'mid-air fight' erupts with man arrested

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Police stormed a Ryanair flight that had suddenly been forced to turn around after a 'mid-air fight' broke out on board. A man was arrested at Manchester Airport by officers for alleged drunk and disruptive behaviour.

The flight, which departed Manchester Airport on its way to Faro, in Portugal on Monday morning (September 18) was turned around mid-flight after the crew requested police assistance.

An eyewitness claimed a passenger 'got very violent and started a mid-air fight' and that he was later 'slapped hard across the face' by a woman travelling with him due to his alleged behaviour towards another female passenger, the ECHO reports. READ MORE: Teen on first girls' holiday forced to DUMP luggage after it's 'ruined by mould in package hotel' READ MORE: It's become so expensive to live in Manchester there's a new north-south divide no-one expected A spokesperson for Ryanair said: "The crew of this flight from Manchester to Faro on September 18 requested police assistance after a passenger became disruptive on board. "This flight turned back to Manchester and this passenger was removed from the aircraft by local police before the flight continued safely to Faro following a short delay.

This is now a matter for local police. "We sincerely apologise to affected passengers for any inconvenience caused as a result of this passenger’s disruptive behaviour." Greater Manchester Police (GMP) confirmed officers attended the plane when it landed back in Manchester.

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