Heathrow Airport: British Airways flight to Barbados delayed after passenger assaulted stewardess

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The British Airways flight to Barbados was on the tarmac ready for take off when the police were called over the assault.

A man, 24, has been been arrested after assaulting an air stewardess on a British Airways flight at Heathrow just before take off.

The BA flight to Barbados had been boarded and was on the tarmac when police were called, a passenger told LondonWorld.

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The 11.45am flight was delayed until 1.38pm on Monday, as the stewardess - who was uninjured - had to give a statement to officers.

A British Airways flight to Barbados was delayed for several hours after a stewardess was assaulted by a passenger. Credit: ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty ImagesA British Airways flight to Barbados was delayed for several hours after a stewardess was assaulted by a passenger. Credit: ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images
A British Airways flight to Barbados was delayed for several hours after a stewardess was assaulted by a passenger. Credit: ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images | AFP via Getty Images

A Scotland Yard spokesperson said: “A man has been arrested for assault on a member of flight-crew.

“Officers were called at 12.40am on Monday June 6 to terminal 3, Heathrow.

“A 24-year-old man was reported to have assaulted a member of flight crew - no injury was caused.

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“The man was arrested and subsequently cautioned for common assault.”

British Airways said: “Disruptive or abusive behaviour is never tolerated and the appropriate action will always be taken.​”

Heathrow Airport is one of many across the country which has been beset by huge queues, delays and cancellations.

Last week, travellers at terminal 3 reported waiting two hours to get through security.

Heathrow Airport declined to comment.