Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

'Disruptive' passengers cause flight diversion

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Image caption Easyjet says it has a zero tolerance approach to abusive behaviour

A plane flying from Edinburgh to Cyprus has been diverted to Poland after two passengers became disruptive.

The Easyjet EZY6945 flight to Paphos was met by police on arrival at Krakow.

A spokesman said it was expected to leave for Cyprus later on Wednesday evening and apologised.

He said: "Whilst such incidents are rare, we take them very seriously, do not tolerate abusive or threatening behaviour and always push for prosecution."

He added: "Easyjet's cabin crew are highly trained to assess and evaluate all situations and to act quickly and appropriately to ensure that the safety of the flight and other passengers is not compromised at any time."