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Woman arrested in Essex over 'attack on easyJet cabin crew during flight'

Christian Fernsby |
A woman has been arrested on suspicion of assaulting cabin crew during an easyJet flight from Spain to the UK.

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Topics: EASYJET    ESSEX   

Essex Police said it arrested the 49-year-old passenger shortly after midnight on Sunday after the plane landed at Southend Airport from Malaga.

According to The Sun, the plane had to make an emergency landing after the passenger was held down by three female members of the cabin crew.

An Essex Police spokesperson said the force was contacted following reports that "a passenger on an in-flight bound to Southend Airport had assaulted cabin crew staff".

"Officers attended and arrested a 49-year-old woman on suspicion of assault occasioning actual bodily harm," the spokesperson added.

"She has been questioned and released on bail until 27 September."

In a statement, easyJet said police met the plane on its arrival at Southend Airport and arrested a passenger who was "behaving disruptively".

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