Pilot arrested on suspicion of drinking alcohol on duty

A pilot has been suspended from his job after he was arrested at Birmingham Airport on suspicion of being unfit to work due to alcohol.

The incident happened last month, West Midlands Police confirmed today.

The 51-year-old man has been suspended by Thomson Airways which says it's conducting an internal investigation.

West Midlands Police says he has been released from bail and no further action will be taken.