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Women released after being arrested on Derry flight

Two women have been released after being arrested on a Ryanair flight which arrived at City of Derry Airport on Wednesday morning. Picture by Rui Vieira/PA Wire
John Monaghan

TWO women have been released after being arrested at City of Derry Airport on suspicion of endangering an aircraft.

The arrests were made after a Ryanair flight landed at the airport, having left London Stansted just before 7am.

The two women, aged in their thirties, were removed from the flight and arrested but have now been released from custody.

Ryanair said it was a matter for police.

“The crew of this flight from London Stansted to Derry (Aug 10) requested police assistance upon landing in Derry, after two passengers became disruptive in-flight, who were removed and detained by police.

"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."

A PSNI spokeswoman said: "Both females received a community resolution notice in relation to disorderly behaviour on an aircraft."

Speaking to The Irish News, Ryanair said in a statement that the flight's crew "requested police assistance upon landing in Derry, after two passengers became disruptive in-flight, who were removed and detained by police."

"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," Ryanair said.

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