Passenger forces Marrakesh-to-Bristol flight diversion

A flight from Marrakesh to Bristol was diverted after a passenger became disruptive.

Bristol Airport confirmed the airplane was diverted to Brest airport in France but did not give details of what happened on board.

The flight, which took off from Morocco at 2055 BST on Tuesday, was delayed by more than an hour and arrived in Bristol at 0045.

The passenger was arrested and is in the custody of French authorities.

Ryanair spokesman Stephen McNamara said the passenger was "removed from the aircraft by police".

"Ryanair apologises to passengers for this diversion and the knock-on delay which resulted from this highly unusual incident.

"Ryanair will support and co-operate with any prosecution brought against this disruptive passenger."

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