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A flight bound for Malaga has been diverted due to reported fighting on board.

The Ryanair service from Glasgow Prestwick departed at 6.20pm on Thursday evening.

But instead of carrying on to its destination, the flight has been diverted to Madrid.

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A source told the Evening Times that the crew were forced to take action due to 'fighting' on board.

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One passenger said: "The fight started when one drunk man started pestering women in a Hen party.

Evening Times:

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"Two men were trading punches in a full fist fight in the aisle. The cabin crew had to ask the passengers for help.

"I got up with others to try and restrain them.

"The back of the plane was in absolute chaos. One drunk man was still causing a scene and resisting 20 minutes later.

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"Then the captain announced we are diverting to Madrid. The Spanish police arrived on board and took the man and a woman he was with off the plane."

A spokesperson for Ryanair, said: "This flight from Glasgow Prestwick to Malaga (14 Feb) diverted to Madrid and the crew requested police assistance upon arrival after a passenger became disruptive in-flight.

"The aircraft landed normally and police removed and detained an individual before the aircraft continued to Malaga.

"We will not tolerate unruly or disruptive behaviour at any time and the safety and comfort of our customers, crew and aircraft is our number one priority.

"This is now a matter for local police."