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Naked drunk plane passenger tasered by police

Officers tasered a drunk plane passenger who stripped off his clothes as he left the aircraft, urinated against a wall and was abusive, police said.

Police were called to Manchester Airport on Thursday September 26 at 9.50am following reports a man was drunk and being abusive to passengers on a flight from Malta.

Greater Manchester Polices said: "As he left the plane, he took his clothes off and urinated against a wall.

"A 52-year-old man was stunned using an electronic stun gun and arrested on suspicion of being drunk and disorderly in a public place. He was issued a Fixed Penalty Notice."

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Passengers on Manchester flight knew of Heathrow fire

A passenger on a Manchester Dreamliner flight has described to ITV News how they noticed the plane had been turned around on the in-flight displays before the pilot told them they were returning.

The passenger, who preferred not to be identified, told Richard Edgar: "The concern of a lot of passengers was that when the plane had landed we were kept on board the plane for twenty minutes, by this time people had found out that the Dreamliner from Ethiopian Airlines had been on fire."

Read more: Heathrow plane fire inquiry

Manchester Airport Group welcomes HS2 'boost'

The chief executive of Manchester Airport owner MAG, Charlie Cornish, has welcomed the news that the HS2 route will stop off at the airport.

Manchester Airport will become a more viable alternative to Heathrow under the HS2 plans, campaigners say Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

He told the Manchester Evening News: “We believe it will bring major benefits to businesses and residents of the north west and allow greater access to the UK’s major airport outside London.

"Along with the city centre station, it will provide an additional boost to the economy of the region.”

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Airports advise passengers to check for cancellations

Airports across the UK are advising passengers to check whether their flight has been cancelled with their airline before travelling and to allow extra travel time.

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Good morning from Gatwick. No snow yet but we are expecting it to fall this morning. We'll update you here with all the latest news.

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Flying today and concerned about the status of your flight? Check with your airline for the latest info. Numbers here :...

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