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Angry EasyJet Passenger Shoves Girlfriend Out The Way Before Punching Airport Staff

Poppy Bilderbeck

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Angry EasyJet Passenger Shoves Girlfriend Out The Way Before Punching Airport Staff

Two holiday-goers have been caught on camera attacking staff at Bristol airport.

Tensions have been mounting at airports across the UK because of staff shortages which have seen lengthy queues, delays and cancellations to flights.

At Bristol airport, two passengers were stopped from boarding a plane and proceeded to lash out at members of staff.

The pair were recorded verbally abusing Bristol airport staff. Credit: @dubslife1/ Twitter
The pair were recorded verbally abusing Bristol airport staff. Credit: @dubslife1/ Twitter

The two passengers were set to board an easyJet flight taking off at 5:45pm from Bristol to Alicante.

However, they were prevented from boarding because of being 'intoxicated,' according to an eye witness.

A fellow passenger, Steve Rich, told Bristol Live how 'all of a sudden the passenger just threw a fist over one of the guy's shoulders, and just caught the security guard on the mouth'.

The two easyJet passengers were reportedly 'intoxicated'. Credit: @dubslife1/Twitter
The two easyJet passengers were reportedly 'intoxicated'. Credit: @dubslife1/Twitter

In the video, which has been widespread online, the woman can be seen with her arms in the air swearing at two members of staff wearing high vis jackets.

The man with her then shoves her to the side, causing her to fall to the floor, before he barges through and hits one of the airport staff members and tackles the other.

The passenger then retreats and one staff member walks towards him, met with shoves from the women and continued verbal abuse.

Two other passengers can be seen stepping in to try and calm down the situation, one with a member of airport staff and the other talking to the female passenger.

The man shoved the woman to the floor and then hit a member of staff. Credit: @dubslife1/Twitter
The man shoved the woman to the floor and then hit a member of staff. Credit: @dubslife1/Twitter

Rich noted how 'unnecessary' the incident was.

"The two girls who were working the [gate] were in floods of tears because it's scary for them.

"Before the security arrived you've got these two people saying, 'How are you going to stop us getting through to get on this flight?' They were in tears and there were kids everywhere, I had my six-year-old," he added.

Another passenger said 'two girls at the gate were in floods of tears'. Credit: @dubslife1/Twitter
Another passenger said 'two girls at the gate were in floods of tears'. Credit: @dubslife1/Twitter

A spokesperson for Avon and Somerset Police has confirmed the two 'intoxicated' easyJet passengers were later arrested.

They said: "At around 9.30pm on Friday (17 June), officers based at Bristol Airport responded to a report that members of security staff had been assaulted after two people were stopped from boarding a flight, due to being intoxicated.

"A 39-year-old man and a 37-year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of assault. They were both interviewed and given conditional cautions."

A spokesperson for Bristol Airport told LADbible: "Anti-social, violent, or threatening behaviour will not be accepted by Bristol Airport or airlines. Whilst such incidents are rare, we take them very seriously and will fully support any police investigation."

A spokesperson for easyJet told LADbible: "easyJet can confirm that two passengers on flight EZY6075 from Bristol to Alicante on 17 June were denied boarding and met by police as a result of disruptive behaviour. 

"Our cabin and ground crew are trained to assess all situations and to act quickly and appropriately to ensure that the safety of the flight and other passengers is not compromised at any time."

Featured Image Credit: @wilson_elin/Twitter

Topics: Travel, UK News

Poppy Bilderbeck
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