Monday, 14 August 2017

Drunk air passenger arrests up 50%



Arrests of passengers suspected of being drunk at UK airports and on flights have risen by 50% in a year, a BBC Panorama investigation suggests.

 
A total of 387 people were arrested between February 2016 and February 2017 - up from 255 the previous year.


Meanwhile, more than half of cabin crew who responded to a survey said they had witnessed disruptive drunken passenger behaviour at UK airports.


The Home Office is "considering" calls for tougher rules on alcohol.


The arrest figures obtained by Panorama came from 18 out of the 20 police forces with a major airport in their area.
Trade body Airlines UK said it should be made illegal for people to drink their own alcohol on board a plane.




BBC     News.