No flight for 16 men who start arguing in Gatwick

Gatwick Airport
Gatwick Airport

A group of 16 men were not allowed on a plane after they started arguing in Gatwick Airport.

The party was the largest Gatwick Police dealt with during its summer crackdown on disruptive passengers.

Sergeant Darren Taylor tweeted: “Largest party refused carriage... 16 males who decided to start having an argument before they even boarded #really”

Officers dealt with 118 incidents from June to September as part of Operation Disrupt, which ended today (Monday September 28).

Sgt Taylor tweeted: “The main offence that passengers for at LGW ...you got it... being drunk and disorderly #norealsurprise

“Other offences recorded were Threats to Kill, Public Order, Interfering with Cabin Crew and drunk onboard an aircraft

He said 80 passengers were refused carriage or offloaded.

Twenty-six were arrested for their behaviour either at the gate or onboard.

He added: “Also a massive thank you to our partners here at Gatwick @VirginAtlantic @Monarch @easyJet @ThomasCookUK for their support #operationdisrupt”

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