A TUI flight from Glasgow to Turkey was met by police at Newcastle Airport after pilots were forced to divert due to a ‘disruptive passenger’.

The holiday flight, codenamed TOM778, was diverted to Newcastle just an hour into its journey to Antalya after the passenger

Video seen by The Northern Echo shows a man in cuffs being dragged down the aisle by uniformed cops.

The passenger was escorted off the aircraft by police and the flight departed for Antalya at around 10.50pm.

Northumbria Police has been contacted for comment.

TUI apologised to customers and said they have offered all passengers a gesture of goodwill.

A TUI spokesperson told the Glasgow Times: “We’d like to apologise to customers on TOM778 from Glasgow to Antalya, who were required to divert to Newcastle due to a disruptive passenger on board the flight.

"Our goal is to ensure customers have the best possible flight experience, so this is not the way we wanted their holiday to start.

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"The safety of our customers and crew is our number one priority and any unacceptable behaviour will not be tolerated. The customer involved was offloaded from the aircraft and the flight was able to continue its journey.

"We have offered customers a gesture of goodwill in light of this disruption to the start of their holiday and to thank them for their patience and understanding.

"The flight departed Newcastle for Antalya at 10.50 last night, May 24."